Powerful African Goddess: Louise Uwacu

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Oct 10, 2014
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Louise Uwacu once described herself as a “rebellious teenager in Kenya who crossed through Europe and became a fearless woman in North America.” The outspoken Canadian-Rwandese is self accomplished in many ways but still strives for more in her many fields of work. ElleAfrique caught up with her to get a bit more insight into […]

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‘The Land of Honey’ – Book Review

“Although life seems to offer all Zimako could ask for at home, it is fraught with underlying political insecurities. Dissatisfied with the status quo, he desires something more and is determined to find a new life for his family in Canada. When they arrive in Canada, the best laid plans begin to unravel. Faced with […]

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Dhahabu: Empowering the Youth in Uganda

Youth mentoring is the process of matching mentors with children or young people. The goal of youth mentoring programs is to improve the well-being of the mentee by providing a role model (mentor) that can support them. Liz Baluka the founder and overseer of Dhahabu, a youth training and mentoring project in Uganda is one […]

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Gender Equality: The Heart of Development

Giving girls and women equal rights as the men is empowering them to greater things. When women are empowered, the possibility for economic growth becomes apparent. If given this opportunity, the benefits of investing in women and girls are endless. a) With gender equality, a girl would be treated as equal from the second they […]

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Sleeping With The Enemy

When your partner or husband says to you, “If I cant have you, then no one can” simply means he really is crazy about you. When I say crazy, I mean CRAZY! Not romantically crazy but possessively crazy. If I can’t have you no one else can is more of a threat than love.   “Domestic violence […]

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‘Walking For Water’: The Lydia Natoolo Story

Clean, safe  drinking water is essential to life. Without water we wouldn’t be alive. It’s unfortunate that today, some people around the world have no source of water. In Africa, these cases are everywhere. There are stories of people who have to walk for miles to the nearest borehole or well. Sometimes before they head […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Gloria Wavamunno

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Jun 17, 2013
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EA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Gloria Wavamunno, I am the Artistic Director of GloRia WavaMunno, a women’s wear fashion label. I am from Kampala, Uganda and I am also based there. I studied Fashion and Fashion Marketing/Business in London. My brand has been in production for five years […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Tola Onigbanjo

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • May 09, 2013
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Women’s suppression is one of the major problems in our society today. Many African women are still fighting a slowly detereorating patriarchal society, and as such more and more projects and initiatives are being born to help these women find their voice and their position in society. However it is not about how many projects […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Keko

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • May 06, 2013
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Seeking a career in the music industry is not easy. Everyone wants to become a singer but not everyone can sing. Music is ‘music’ but it is not the only thing that one needs to make it big. Personal image, stage performance, business success and hard work are among the few attributes needed to take […]

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Style Guide: African First Ladies

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. What I find beautiful might not necessarily be beautiful to you. This applies to everything including clothes, shoes, hair and the whole she-bang when it comes to fashion. 53 African countries, each with a leader – a President , a King. These presidents have wives – First Ladies except for Malawi who […]

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