Seven African Women You Need To Know!

By Mako Muzenda There are many misconceptions around what African women can and cannot do, linked to the image of Africa as a backward and deeply repressive continent where women are incapable or prevented from certain activities. While this is a reality for many in different cultures and societies across the continent, there are women […]

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Pula! We Really Are A Beautiful People.

By Noluvuyo Bacela My thoughts, my heart and my mind are completely saturated with images of you and the warmth you exude. Your immeasurable kindness and thoughtfulness have captured an unassuming heart to the point of frustration. I want to stop time and go back to you, only to you. So I chastise my thoughts […]

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Celebrating Black Queens

By Vivienne Amijee Do good and the universe will return you the favour in due time. For a long time, black women, especially those in Africa, have been known to only bear children and tend to their homes; this has gradually changed over the decades. We have been able to lead in school/academics, work and other […]

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Africa Writes At Bahati Books

Here at ElleAfrique we believe in an African voice, telling our own stories and empowering our own people, especially our women. Oftentimes, literary voices from the continent go largely unnoticed – lack of publishing infrastructure, funding and interest contribute to the shortage of African-centered stories. Despite the existence of talented writers from all over the continent, […]

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Boko Haram: Facts & Figures

Article by Christelle Mekoh April 14, 2014, an abduction took place at Government Secondary School, Chibok, in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. Who were abducted? 300 girls. This headline took the world by storm and created an international campaign known by many as “Bring Back Our Girls”. The #BBOG movement was born! […]

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Africa and The Abused Woman Complex

Article is by C.J Npowa Doesn’t it just amaze you that women who have been abused but only to come out about it decades later, whether they were abused by a family member, a friend or a community leader. Doesn’t it just amaze you that people always cross examine the victim? Well, why didn’t you […]

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What Type of Car Are You?

Article is by C.J Npowa Ladies, in the eyes of “some” men, you are not very different from the cars they drive, hence the terms: checking her out, riding her, she’s got a nice hood, amongst the many terms used. Now before any of you strong independent women take offense to this article that can […]

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The Afrikan Woman And The Cracked Mirror

Article written by Likeleli M. Monyamane. A few days before Christmas in 1999, I asked my mother to cut my hair so that I could style it in dreadlocks. I will not forget the look on her confused face as she angrily grabbed the scissors and pointed them in my direction, thinking the gesture would […]

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The Human Element in Leaders

Now and again, one person stands out among a group of many and pioneers a movement so intense and so captivating that everyone else in the group elevates that person to an esteemed position. The group starts to rely on this one person for guidance, wisdom and supervision of important issues. This is how leaders […]

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