The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

By Ivy Salijeni As a young girl living with a single mother in urban Malawi, I learned to understand that going to school was a must, not a need. There was no one to encourage me, apart from my mother – who didn’t know much herself. Her main concern was that I didn’t end up […]

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Sacrifices!

By Diana Awino When my father was working, he was one of the best fathers in the world. He spent lavishly on his family; wherever your brain took you, Daddy gladly paid the tuition fees. I boast about attending some of the most prestigious schools in Uganda. Daddy never bought anything in bits – it […]

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Give Them A Chance

When I went for my compulsory National Youth Service Corps after graduating in Nigeria, I was peeved because I was posted to a school. I really wanted one of the various federal ministry postings, I was sure I would function better in those kinds of organizations. Plus I was a shy person so standing before […]

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Thoughts And Reflections: Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2016

By Lerato Chiyangwa. Nelson Mandela was an inspirational person. He wanted to improve the lives of everyone in Africa and, in my view, was one of the greatest men who walked the earth. Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates is known for improving the lives of people in Africa. He was the perfect person to […]

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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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Young, African And Studying in The Diaspora

By Maria Dombaxi From Benin to Ethiopia, Angola to Tanzania, many African women are leaving the comfort of their homes to get a higher education abroad. They go through the ups and downs of living in the diaspora, making new friends, missing their families to get the education they deserve. Living in different cities around […]

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