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African Print Jumpsuit

By Francine Holmes I found this gorgeous piece on one of my favorite websites for African clothing. This particular piece is handmade,  100% cotton wax print jumpsuit with two side pockets, a pleated waistline and comes with a detachable sash.      Available … Continue reading

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African Black Soap

by Francine Holmes Originating from West Africa, African black soap is a gentle cleanser made from Shea nuts, plantain skin, camwood and palm oil through a unique process that has been passed down for generations. African black soap is an … Continue reading

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Sauce Arrachide – Peanut Soup

Sauce Arrachide, peanut soup or groundnut soup; the name varies according to the region you’re from as well as the recipe. Continue reading

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Nigerian authors condemn country’s new anti-gay law

Leading authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jackie Kay have condemned Nigeria’s harsh new anti-gay law in the strongest possible terms, with Kay comparing the situation to Nazi Germany and Adichie calling for the “unjust” law to be repealed. Continue reading

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2014 FIFA World Cup

by Francine Holmes The 2014 FIFA world cup has Africa all over it!  The continent is well-represented with 5 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria. I will be rooting for Cote d’Ivoire, obviously!  We are currently the … Continue reading

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Vintage Africa: meeting Namibia’s hipsters

By Kimon de Greef With retro fashion hot on the continent right now, the Vintage Guru – Loux – the designer behind Namibia’s sharpest dressers   Black hipsters in tweed jackets and round spectacles? Trilby hats? Oversize coats? From the … Continue reading

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Who owns what of Africa’s $2.7 trillion wealth?

By Trevor Analo In 2013 Credit Suisse estimated the continent’s wealth totaled $2.7 trillion, which is equivalent to $4,929 per adult in Africa. This is a decline of $300 billion from an all-time high of $3 trillion in 2007 after … Continue reading

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The Barbershops of West Africa

By Brian Rath Nigerian photographer Andrew Esiebo has explored barbers and their shops across seven west African countries, capturing the spaces in which they operate, the aesthetics of their premises and the style of their customers. His photos have been … Continue reading

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One Billion Rising For Justice

By Francine Holmes ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.  THAT IS ONE BILLION WOMEN. In 2013, One billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women … Continue reading

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