Women in Sudan

By Reem Gaafar Sudan has a long history of women in leading positions in the political as well as social arena. Ancient history speaks of queens reigning over kingdoms past, such as Nubia and Kush. Modern history celebrates the likes of Alazza Mohamed Abdallah, the first woman to lead a political rally in its modern […]

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Agaciro: Our Choice

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron Pride. Humility. Hope. Those were my feeling during Rwanda Day 2014in Atlanta, USA. Proud to be Rwandan. Humbled by what Rwanda and Rwandans have witnessed and survived. Hopeful for our future as individuals, as a Country, and as a Continent. Rwanda Day is in its sixth year. Initially skeptical, as this was […]

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Sweat Your Way Up

By Maria Dombaxi Young African students, graduates and undergraduates living abroad are told to go back home. They’re told that Africa is the future, and they’re told that they can help change their countries. Young European graduates are told to try their luck in Africa, there are no jobs left in their countries and not […]

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Don’t Tell Me How To Dress

By Vivienne Amijee Being an African girl is a challenge from the onset of life’s journey. We are born into a society that requires us to prove our worth from time to time. Education, if it comes your way, has to be combined with hard work just to beat the boy child, you have to […]

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G1RL5 C0D3 2 (Girls Code Too)

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron I recently attended an event hosted by ThoughtWorks Pan Africa in Atlanta, GA.  This was completely random as I am not in the technology field, but my good friend Enyo Kumahor, Regional Director of ThoughtWorks Africa, was the featured speaker and invited me to join.  ThoughtWorks is  headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with […]

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St. Catherine of Bangui

On 23rd January, the transition Parliament in the Central African Republic elected Ms Catherine Samba-Panza as interim head of State to restore peace and order and spearhead the organization of free and fair elections in a bid to give some much-deserved relief to the people of Central African Republic, especially women and children, who have […]

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2014: New Year Resolutions

Left and right people are making new year resolutions. Planning to kick the bad habits while keeping the good ones and also making new plans for the future … well at least till the end of the year. Then it will be another year and the cycle starts all over again. New year resolution lists […]

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Rwanda: Loving a Child of Rape

I recently read an article titled “Loving a Child of Rape” in the June issue of the South African edition of the Marie Claire magazine. The article is based on the work of photo-journalist Jonathan Torgovnik who photographed and interviewed Rwandan women who had children as a result of being raped during the Rwandan genocide. […]

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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 […]

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