My African Hair, My African Soul

By Winnie Kyomuhendo “I am not my hair I am not this skin I am a soul that lives within” India Arie A woman’s hair has often been described as her crown, a symbol of her identity and sometimes a window into her personality. If you wear your hair pony-tailed without a single strand out […]

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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: 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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African Woman

By Esther Chawai Who is an African Woman? Pure in heart like the clear waters, She is known by her skin tone and curly hair texture, She is proud to be called black. Her well defined body she carries graciously, She is a well of knowledge and she loves when she loves. She is fierce […]

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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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