A First: African Woman Elected to FIFA Executive

Today FIFA, football’s governing body elected a woman to become the first executive board member of this male dominated organisation. Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera is that woman. This 45 year old was appointed to the executive committee a year ago on an interim basis as part of FIFA’s reform program. Delegates approved a new rule that […]

READMORE

20 Laws of Leadership for African Women

This article was inspired  by three dynamic, driven and successful African-American women that have collectively honed their leadership skills and share it in a book titled: The little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women. Since being black in America is very much different from being black in another country, I have […]

READMORE

KOB Fabrik

We first became aware of KOB Fabrik, when Tracy sent us an email informing us of her work. “I would like to introduce to you KOB Fabrik, an art studio developing innovative fabric concepts”, says Tracy Kobukindo, the 24 year old founder of this initiative. KOB Fabrik’s, recent nationally recognised design project features the fusion of fabric with a […]

READMORE

100 Most Powerful Women In The World: Only 3 Africans

  • by Teakisi
  • May 30, 2013
  • 1
  • Category:

Forbes published its annual list of the 100 most powerful women in the world, a few days ago. I am always  excited when I see one such list. Women are really going places these days. As was to be expected, the list is dominated by American women. After all, Forbes is an American media and […]

READMORE

The Return of The ‘Fro

By Attiya Karodia The Afro has been worn by people whose crafts demanded an assurance of self, a Freedom of artistic ability and a confidence in who they were, which is why the Afro Hall of Fame is a bar raised high by; The Jackson Five Diana Ross Jimi Hendrix Let’s go back to when […]

READMORE

Big Brother Africa: The Chase Is On!

By Kye Makyeli Big Brother Africa is the name, The Chase is the game. On Sunday, 26th May, after what was described as an electrifying start to the evening, the new Big Brother Africa season opened officially with the dashing IK as host, the event was graced with performances from South Africa’s Mafikizolo and Mavin Music […]

READMORE

Chitenge: Our Identity

African fashion is exploding right now. The use of African patterns, the African landscape being etched on pottery, woven baskets adorning the centre pieces of a lot of western homes, wooden salad bowls, wire mesh men on bicycles, the list goes on. The celebration of Africa is under way. Everyone has sat up and paid attention, most […]

READMORE

Young, African And Studying in The Diaspora

By Maria Dombaxi From Benin to Ethiopia, Angola to Tanzania, many African women are leaving the comfort of their homes to get a higher education abroad. They go through the ups and downs of living in the diaspora, making new friends, missing their families to get the education they deserve. Living in different cities around […]

READMORE

Closet Space

Last Friday, one of my girls, Stella, called me asking for directions to my favourite lingerie store in Kampala. After directing her, I asked her what the occasion was and she told me she was only sleeping over at Raymond’s, her boyfriend. I wondered why she didn’t have any spare panties at his place, I mean; they’ve […]

READMORE

Obstetric Fistula: Plight of African Women

By Vivienne Amijee  Obstetric Fistula is a medical condition which occurs when a hole develops between the rectum and vagina or bladder and vagina. Signs and symptoms Flatulence, urinary or fecal incontinence. Foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Repeated vaginal or urinary tract infections. Irritation or pain in the vagina. Pain during sexual activity. Women who go through […]

READMORE