Poetry : ‘Only a Black Woman’

Poetry : ‘Only a Black Woman’

ONLY A BLACK WOMAN Can wear the hell out of spandex Can raise a doctor, a world class athlete and an A+ student in an environment deemed by society as dysfunctional, broken underprivileged And disenfranchised. Can heat a whole house in the winter without help from the gas company. Can go from the boardroom to(…)

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Girl with Ocean Eyes

Girl with Ocean Eyes

Location: Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo We met this young girl while travelling in the city of Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo. Her piercing blue eyes immediately caught my attention and I had to capture them with a picture. I later learned that she most likely has Waardenburg syndrome, a condition often characterized by piercing blue eyes and(…)

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Art: Daughters of Diaspora, by Ojo Agi

Art: Daughters of Diaspora, by Ojo Agi

Daughters of Diaspora is an exploration on the complexity of identifying with a single culture when you are a product of two or more. With this project, I want to establish a space where I can identify with each of those cultures without having to assimilate, and hopefully encourage others to do the same. Over(…)

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Music of the day : Daddy Lumba – Yentie Obia

The actual title of this song is “Nea woho beto wo” but music lovers in Ghana refer to it as “Yentia Obiaa” This song contains beautiful melodies that make you want to move your body to the rhythmic beats. To paraphrase, the word YEN TIA OBIAA simply means “We will not listen to anyone,  You only live(…)

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Art: Nigerian painter showcases his beautiful paintings

Art: Nigerian painter showcases his beautiful paintings

    Amazing isn’t it? These are the works of Oresegun Olumide, a 35-year old Lagos artist who specializes in oil paintings. He learnt his trade (Finae Art) at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos and began painting professionally in 2008. Since uploading some of his paintings on social media, he has garnered a lot of(…)

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The Brain Drain problem in Africa.

The Brain Drain problem in Africa.

                    The widening gap in science and technology between Africa and other continents is worrying.  Data from the International Organisation for Migration states that over 300,000 highly qualified professionals reside outside Africa, meaning that their skills are currently utilised for the benefit of foreign countries. This(…)

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Innovation: Ugandan Engineers build Solar Powered Bus

Innovation: Ugandan Engineers build Solar Powered Bus

A solar powered bus has been built in Uganda by Ugandan engineers and they reckon its the only one of its kind in Africa. The bus is known as the ‘Kayoola prototype electric bus’ and it was manufactured by Kiira Motors. Here is a video of the bus in action; The bus does 80km when the(…)

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Oops! The Eritrean ‘forced’ Polygamy story is a Hoax.

Oops! The Eritrean ‘forced’ Polygamy story is a Hoax.

A couple of weeks ago a rumour spread on the internet claiming that the Eritrean government had issued a ruling stating that all men in Eritrea must marry two wives or face Jail. The rumour was actually instigated in Kenya and Nigeria (well done guys!) and was circulated wildly on social media. Even Sahara Reporters the(…)

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