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Ugandan Princess Keeps Identity Secret from Fiance

Ugandan Princess Keeps Identity Secret from Fiance

| December 10, 2012 | 4 Comments

On November 17, 2012, 23 year-old Ugandan princess, Ruth Komuntale, married her boyfriend of two years, Christopher Thomas, in a colorful wedding ceremony at St. John’s Cathedral in Fort Portal. This is usually not news, except for the fact that the bride hid her identity from her beau until after their engagement. Speak of a […]

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What African Women Want

What African Women Want

| December 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

This is a sequence to the piece “What African Men Want” published in the October issue. Both pieces were originally published in 2009 to quite great reviews. We’re republishing here because these wants and needs are still very relevant four years later. Here are the top five things African women want. Security: Not surprisingly, security […]

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AG Holiday Gift Guide

AG Holiday Gift Guide

| December 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

It’s that time of year again; the time for giving and Afrikan Goddess Magazine’s shopper has compiled the following list of her favorite items as a guide to your holiday gift shopping for that special woman in your life. We hope you find it helpful! Blue Clutch by Fulani This gorgeous clutch will add some glitz and […]

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Grapefruit Rosemary Martini

Grapefruit Rosemary Martini

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1 tsp. fresh rosemary 1 tsp. sugar 2½ ounces fresh red grapefruit juice 2 oz. gin Ice Kosher salt, optional Grapefruit peel, for garnish 1 sprig rosemary, for garnish Directions: Coat rim of martini glass with salt (optional). Combine rosemary, sugar, grapefruit juice, gin and ice in a martini shaker and shake vigorously. Strain […]

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The Stigma of HIV/AIDS and the Faith Community – Bridging the Compassion Gap

The Stigma of HIV/AIDS and the Faith Community – Bridging the Compassion Gap

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The stigma associated with HIV and AIDS will be dramatically lessened if the world’s faith communities would take the right kinds of action, says EMPACT Africa founder and President, David Barstow, who outlined his observations and beliefs in a recent article on Huffington Post. These kinds of actions include getting rid of judgmental attitudes towards […]

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“Lack of Education Stole her Dream”

“Lack of Education Stole her Dream”

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

She was sitting amongst a group of women, supervising the cooking of a big pot of ‘Jollof’ rice at a naming ceremony.  I sat watching how they admired the attire of the guests as the griot sang praises to the women linking them to their linage.  Then I observed that she was less busy and […]

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Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair

Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair

| November 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

For the second time in my life, I’ve chosen to wear my hair in its natural kinky state. It was an easy decision the first time. Back in 2001, I was going through a phase of finally embracing my round face, high cheekbones and mahogany complexion. Ridding myself of my straight, chemically-processed hair typically associated with […]

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Nigerian Teens Find Power Uses of Urine

Nigerian Teens Find Power Uses of Urine

| November 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Leave it to a few enterprising kids to come up with a potentially new energy source – urine. Four 14-year-old Nigerian students in Lagos recently came up with a process that turned a liter of urine into a fuel that generated six hours of electricity, according to Forbes. The key is capturing the hydrogen (safely). […]

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Book Review: My Diary by Mary Skies

Book Review: My Diary by Mary Skies

| November 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

In her debut book of poetry, 21 year-old Mary Skies captures the memories of young love, heartbreak and moving on in what can best be described as a somber read, which is not a bad thing because heartbreak and lost love definitely leave bitter tastes in the mouths of those who experience it. My Diary […]

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What African Men Want

What African Men Want

| October 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

A quick internet search of what men want from women reveals a combination of ideas, opinions and wishes from men of all races – except of course African men. Maybe it’s because no one ever bothered to ask them. Or maybe it’s because they have been lumped in with all other black men by those […]

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