Someone Tell Dr. Masinde!

By Kye Makyeli Clad in a custom ‘Nairobi Blue” Prada silk georgette gown, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o became the first African woman to win the Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the Oscars in the movie ‘12 Years A Slave’, which also stars Brad Pitt and British – Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Five months […]

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Waist Beads: Embracing Tradition

By Kye Makyeli A few days ago, I attended a craft show that was being held at the Yaya Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. After buying a beautiful pair of earrings at one particular stall, the elderly lady who sold them to me offered me a formidably colored string of beads as a freebie. Delighted, I […]

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A Praying Woman

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron At the top of each year, I pull together my favorite Bible verses to encourage myself along my journey as a woman.  As we are living our lives, situations will arise where we will feel frustrated, pushed, defeated and our faith will be tested. It is in those times that religious texts can […]

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FGM: The Elephant In The Room

By Reem Gaafar Female Genital Mutilation is one those terrifying realities that is still practiced openly today, mainly in Africa and parts of Asia, although globalization and massive migration has carried the practice to parts of Europe, Australia and the Americas. Its  right up there with child brides and burying female children on the long […]

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Eating Continental in Joburg City

Honey Makwaka I’m excited to be joining the ElleAfrique team from Johannesburg, South Africa! My name is Honey and I’m an Africa enthusiast, her food feeds my life and her fashion feeds my soul! Here I will be sharing with you some of my favorite African food spots in Joburg, most are not very fancy […]

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Discovering our Rainbow Streets: Fruits and Vegetables in Season

  • by Teakisi
  • Mar 13, 2014
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By Ozoz Sokoh My rainbow streets – these Nigerian streets are. Vibrant, full of colourful produce in season which most foreigners consider exotic and ‘tropical’, and which we, Nigerians consider common. Normal. These streets are to me what supermarket aisles are to my friends ‘abroad’, even choc-full as they are with people, automobiles and buildings. […]

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What’s Trust Got To Do With It?

Article is by C.J Npowa If you happen to be in a relationship or have been in a relationship, you know that no relationship can survive without this fundamental, vital, unavoidable thing called “TRUST”. Below is my definition of the word T.R.U.S.T (Yes, I came up with it all by myself) “TAKING REFUGE UNDER STRONG […]

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Pink Slip Anxiety (PSA)

  • by Teakisi
  • Mar 09, 2014
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By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron If you’ve ever been laid off, you are familiar with the void that is left in the center of your existence–that seemingly never-ending vortex twisting and turning like that tornado.  You are instantly crippled with worry and stress: How are you going to support myself? Your family? How and when will you find another […]

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Empowering Women in Malawi

March 7 – Ganet’s Adventure School, a primary and pre-school located in in Mkondezi, a village located in Northern Malawi, celebrated International Women’s Day with the official opening of a new Teacher’s House which will be used to host the school’s Standard 8 girl students and help them prepare for the national exams required to […]

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Without An Accent

  • by Teakisi
  • Mar 06, 2014
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You need not hide behind the Tiny powders of a twisted foundation; No need to apply the shades of evasiveness To reflect an airbrushed identity of despair You are worth gold in your own right; “It” should not be a daily pill, For it is not as essential as your daily sustenance; It is an […]

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