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A New Way to Clean House

KISAFI, a new startup, is taking its on-demand cleaning services across Africa...

Fees Must Fall: A Voice of Change in South Africa

Meet 21 year-old Gigi Lamayne. At first glance, she may appear to be your average college student. But she also happens to be one of South Africa’s hottest rising hip-hop stars. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/afropop-worldwide/fees-must-fall[/embed] As a student at Wits University in Johannesburg, Gigi Lamayne finds herself at the center...

Africans should be allowed to take the lead on trade in their countries

Like many great things that come from Africa, we rarely get the credit for the work that is done here. Our designs, our hard work, and our initiatives, are often attributed to our saviors overseas. Although we appreciate the support brought in from foreign organizations,...

Two African Women’s Solution to the Lack of African E-books

As digital publishing and e-books make their mark across the world, one African publishing company is front and center. Founded by Barbara Njau and Kudakwashe Kamupira, e-book publishing company Bahati Books aims to bring well-written African literature by African authors to a global audience. With...

Ending child marriage in Africa

In February 2016, Ghana launched its campaign to . According to UNICEF data, as of 2015 Ghana's national child marriage rate was at 21 percent. This data represents a 4 percent decrease from 2013. The legal age for marriage in Ghana is 18 however, with parental consent children...

Distant relatives I finally got to meet.

The Ma’Ati nation meets the Mursi nation. Finally in a place I began to understand myself. If this pic moves you, please go to the Rift and Omo Valley yourself. These beautiful civilizations, which we’re racing to have again, are under threat due to “development”...

In Lagos, Everyone Is Trying To Hammer, And The Nail Is Bent (edited)

If Nigeria were a walking, talking, human being, Lagos would be it’s heart, beating profusely to the ribcage-shattering pound of all the people living inside it, desperately trying to reach one aim- to hammer. Hammer — To make it- riches, money, cars, social status or influence. To Hammer...