Wear Red Day 2019

I’ve said in the past that, in the fight for equality, diversity and inclusion must be embraced. That is why this year, Teakisi is proud to support Show Racism the Red Card, the UK’s leading anti-racism education charity. According to the UK government, racism, or a ‘racist incident’, is any incident, including any crime, which […]

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Announcing ‘Teakisi Woman Talk’ – 2019 Speakers!

I am so thrilled to announce Teakisi’s first ever Teakisi Woman Talk speaker line-up. But first things first, what is Teakisi Woman Talk? It’s a talk session that will centre and celebrate the culture, heritage of Africa, Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) communities, and people of African descent. It’s our hope that this becomes an […]

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Who is Failing Whom? Africa, or Its Women?

If you ask me to name one of the most compelling developments in the politics of African countries lately, I’ll tell you it’s the engagement of women in politics. A few days ago, I stumbled upon an article that talked about a pledge made by Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, towards the empowerment of children and […]

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Teakisi Woman: Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Jul 29, 2019
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Limited participation in political and public life; gender based violence; lack of education; Female Genital Mutilation (FGM); poverty, lack of production and fulfilment of human rights, are some of the major challenges activists campaign, and raise awareness for in Africa, and around the world. For our second #TeakisiWoman feature this month, we speak to Tabitha […]

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Teakisi Woman: Anita Ntomiyanjojo-Muhangi

Throughout my few years in business, prior to Teakisi, I realised that one of the biggest challenges I faced was finding or accessing people who were willing to share knowledge and information on how to successfully launch a business. This wasn’t the case when I approached Anita on such matters. I now have a strong […]

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Teakisi Woman: Ngozi Ossai

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • May 08, 2019
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It’s believed women spend countless numbers of hours researching their shampoo, conditioner, weaves, extensions, and hair care products. In 2015, the global hair care market was valued at US$81.3 billion, while Mintel valued the US market to be more than $2.5 billion. And last year, here in the UK, the market was valued at an […]

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Bake It, Till You Make It

My aunt Rahma Mukarukundo (Mama Soleil to me) has been running Bolus – a contemporary bakery in Kigali since 2012, after the passing of my uncle Omar Nzamwita. Bolus Ltd is a family run bakery that has been creating delicious breads and cakes for a number of years now. Based in Kicukiro – Kigali, the […]

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Sudan’s “Kandaka”

It’s a breathtaking image. According to Arabic media, her name is Alaa Salah. This is the young Sudanese woman standing on top of a car, raising her right arm as she leads the crowd in a chant, all of them echoing her words back to her. “Thawra!” the crowd shouts — Arabic for “revolution.” “Kandaka” […]

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How Effective Is The CSW in Advancing Women And Girls?

From the 11-22 of March 2019, the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) recently convened in New York, United States for its annual session that focuses on the promotion and empowerment of women and girls. As the main priority for this year’s session, discussions centered on social protection systems, access to public services and […]

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Teakisi Woman: Hannah Gebresilassie

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Jul 04, 2018
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When Hannah Gebresilassie went on air a couple of months ago wearing a traditional hairstyle worn by Ethiopian and Eritrean women, little did she know she would attract so much attention. Teakisi had the pleasure of interviewing Hannah. “I want to honour my heritage, I want to help diversify television screens and I want to […]

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