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Kenyan Women Ditching Expensive Weaves to Embrace Natural Hair

Kenyan Women Ditching Expensive Weaves to Embrace Natural Hair

— ADVERTISEMENT — A couple of years back, Kenyan women were defined by the hairstyles they wore. It was a serious contest as they tried to outdo each other with their expensive weaves and braids, most of which are imported. But things appear to be slowly taking a new turn as more Kenyan women ditch their …

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How Western Nations Downplayed Africa’s True Size | Why Would They Lie About This?

How Western Nations Downplayed Africa’s True Size | Why Would They Lie About This?

For centuries, the world has been conditioned to believe that the African continent is smaller than other parts of the world such as Canada, Russia, and the United States, but is this the reality? Well, CNN has put across a few critical arguments that show how the West downplayed the real size of Africa using …

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African Gold Medal Winners at Rio 2016 Olympics

African Gold Medal Winners at Rio 2016 Olympics

As the Rio 2016 Olympics nears its end, the African continent is shining bright with gold medals thanks to our hardworking sportsmen and sportswomen. Despite having limited resources to train, African athletes have gone forth to make their marks on the our continent and abroad. Their outstanding displays at the ongoing Olympic Games have earned …

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These African Women Created the Largest Online Learning Platform in Africa | Be the Change You Want to See in the World

These African Women Created the Largest Online Learning Platform in Africa | Be the Change You Want to See in the World

For Ijeoma Oguegbu of Nigeria and Barbara Okoto of Ghana, it was the desire to create employment opportunities in Africa that motivated them to venture into what now has become one of the largest online learning platforms in Africa and beyond. Beavly is an online marketplace connecting people looking to learn informal skills like cooking, …

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14-Year-Old Girl Makes History as Ghana’s First Olympic Swimmer

14-Year-Old Girl Makes History as Ghana’s First Olympic Swimmer

Fourteen-year-old Kaya Adwoa Forson is making history as Ghana’s first representative for swimming at the summer Rio Olympic Games. Forson will compete in the women’s 200m freestyle swimming. As young as Forson is, this is not the first time Forson will be representing Ghana. In 2015 — at just 13 — she became Ghana’s sole representative …

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Tanzanian Women Using Solar Technology to Gain Financial Independence

Tanzanian Women Using Solar Technology to Gain Financial Independence

Hundreds of Tanzanian women are gaining financial independence by supplying renewable solar energy utensils to their friends and relatives in the rural areas. With the help of Solar Sister, a social enterprise established to help women learn about sustainable energy and participate in its expansion, these women have become solar evangelists and entrepreneurs in their …

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Meet the Kenyan Furniture Maker Building the “Ikea” of Africa

Meet the Kenyan Furniture Maker Building the “Ikea” of Africa

Chances are that you have never heard of FunKidz, the Kenyan furniture brand that is set to take on the furniture industry in Africa and the rest of the world. FunKidz manufactures cabinets, desks, baby cots, and bunk beds for kids, targeting a niche market for children’s furniture in Kenya and the rest of Africa. …

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Meet Dr. Constance Iloh: The 29 Year Old Professor Making Headlines and History in Higher Education

Meet Dr. Constance Iloh: The 29 Year Old Professor Making Headlines and History in Higher Education

In January 2016, Dr. Constance Iloh made major waves as one of the only academics and scholars ever placed among the illustrious breakout talents, young entrepreneurs, and changemakers on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Now Dr. Constance Iloh is making history at the University of California – Irvine, becoming its first Black tenure-track professor in the School …

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