Why I am not too excited about Mugabe’s Exit

Why I am not too excited about Mugabe’s Exit

Forgive me for being cynical, but when it comes to African politics, a healthy dose of cynicism is required to accurately assess the  issues bugging the continent.  If you have been paying any attention to the news lately, you should be aware that the self proclaimed ‘revolutionary marxist’ Robert Mugabe, was ousted from Office earlier(…)

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Life of a Blind Somali Child

Life of a Blind Somali Child

“Sometimes my eyes hurt really bad and I can’t see well. It usually happens when I do some strenuous work so I get a big headache. I run to my quiet place and do and think of nothing. My headache usually goes away after that. I’ve seen it happen with my uncle and he became(…)

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How an African Slave introduced Vaccination to America

How an African Slave introduced Vaccination to America

His ‘christian’ name was Onesimus, he was an African slave exported to America in the 17th century. Much of his background his unknown, we do not even know his actual birthplace in Africa. But we have quotes taken from the diary of his Master, one Reverend Mather from Boston, Massachusetts. “a very likely Slave; a young(…)

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The Renaissance of African Image & Fashion.

The Renaissance of African Image & Fashion.

These materials, may not have been originally made in Africa, but they have grown to represent the image of African culture. That means, when you see someone donning this design – you immediately associate it (them) with Africa. For a culture/continent and people that have been so underrepresented, this is good news and I am(…)

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Being an Adult can be quite Boring.

Being an Adult can be quite Boring.

  Remember what your childhood was like before you adopted the sedentary lifestyle with your ‘super fast’ wi-fi and HD television? Remember when you had endless energy? I remember playing football/soccer for 4 hours and then more, getting upset when my aunt called me back inside the house. “Haven’t you had enough? Don’t you get(…)

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Kenyan Entrepreneurs develop first Kenyan running shoe

Kenyan Entrepreneurs develop first Kenyan running shoe

Two Kenyan entrepreneurs Navalayo Osembo and Weldon Kennedy have developed a running shoe akin to Nike called ‘ENDA’ which means ‘GO’ in Kiswahili (A bantu language spoken in Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda and other East African countries). “Kenya defines running excellence. Successive generations of athletes have come to understand and have perfected the art of running. Working together(…)

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