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‘I am a Liberian, not a virus’: west Africans hit back against Ebola stigma

With Ebola panic spreading across the US, a social media campaign aims to counter discrimination 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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Dishwashing liquid

 No matter how you slice it, doing the dishes is a chore, it’s the unpleasant aftermath of  your wonderful meal. I own a dishwasher but I do my best not to use it unless I absolutely have to use it. … 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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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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Banana face mask – Dry skin remedy

By Francine Holmes During cold winter months skin can lose a lot of moisture. It may feel dry and tight, which can lead to cracking and flaking. This mask is easy to make and it’s ideal for those with dry … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast joins the African gold rush – but it’s no quick fix for the economy

By Tamasin Ford Mining companies are moving in after conflict left vast natural resources untapped, but will these benefit ordinary Ivorians? From the sky, Ivory Coast looks like a patchwork quilt, with fields of varying shapes and shades of green … Continue reading

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African Print Dress

Tribal print can be both sophisticated and versatile as shown with this cotton wrap dress and mulberry colored sash belt. Put on a blazer for the office, and it is also fashionable at happy hour. African fashion label,  Kutowa Designs … Continue reading

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From old to new ottoman

By Francine Holmes This is not a how-to tutorial, not by a long shot. I was winging it. The point is simply to show what can happen when you get out of your comfort zone. I ended up with a … 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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