Category Archives: Africa

All topic relating to the African continent

Tangerine Statement Jacket

Get noticed in this African print Tangerine dress-jacket! This impeccably well-tailored, gorgeous and vibrant dress Jacket is a must have for any wardrobe. It’s a long sleeve, floor length duster with two side pockets. It has a full  A-line silhouette, … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

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Eponge Filet – African Exfoliating Body Net Restocked

Eponge Filet – African Exfoliating Body Net  is back in stock and available for purchase while supplies last! Used for centuries in Africa, this net is used in the shower as the perfect tool to clean and exfoliate skin. The … Continue reading

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Yimbégré at BAM

by Francine Holmes A few months ago, a couple of girlfriends and I attended the world premiere of Yimbégré, a wonderful performance conceived by talented African choreographer Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo, at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). The show opened on … Continue reading

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The Sin Of Being Female

by Patrick Gathara In the last few days, our airwaves and social media accounts are inundated with opinions on what the verbal and physical abuse perpetrated against a female journalist and a female MP mean. I came across an online … Continue reading

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Half of a Yellow Sun, here I come

by Francine Holmes I should start off by stating that: Half of a Yellow Sun, a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a great read. I have owned this book for a while now, since 2009 to be exact. I purchased … Continue reading

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Why is their such a huge disconnect between American Blacks and Africans?

by Amy Afua Smith    We’re not Americans, we’re Africans who happen to be in America. We were kidnapped and brought here against our will from Africa. We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock – that rock landed on us.” ~ … Continue reading

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Women on the Rise in African Politics

by Ann Look Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office in January. Though women leaders remain the exception in African politics, activists say things are looking up.  Women are … Continue reading

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Africa: Nurses Not Curses – Witchcraft Beliefs and Mental Health in Sierra Leone

By Amjata Bayoh Mental health is a serious problem in Sierra Leone, but there is still only one hospital equipped to deal with mental issues and there is a deep stigma around mental health By the time Sierra Leone’s decade-long … Continue reading

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A Look Back at 2013 in Africa

Major decline in Malaria mortality rates in Africa since 2000 Nigeria Super Eagles won 3rd Africa Cup of Nations title over Burkina Faso Gunfire echoed at the Westgate mall in Kenya Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe won ‘free and fair’ election in … Continue reading

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