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Kakenya Ntaiya Nominated For 2013 CNN Heroes Award

Kakenya Ntaiya Nominated For 2013 CNN Heroes Award

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our December 2010 goddess, Kakenya Ntaiya, has been nominated as one of the top 10 2013 CNN Heroes. We wish her all the best and hope she wins. Congratulations Kakenya!!! Kakenya is the founder of Kakenya’s Dream, and Kakenya Center for Excellence,  a school she founded in 2006 for girls in Enoosaen, Kenya. The school […]

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Serena Williams and Rape: Does She Really Know What’s Inappropriate?

Serena Williams and Rape: Does She Really Know What’s Inappropriate?

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The tennis player seems to think it’s wrong to get drunk, but what about wearing skintight dresses for a living – as she does

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Announcing the launch of “Her Story Matters” – Now Open for Women Across the World

Announcing the launch of “Her Story Matters” – Now Open for Women Across the World

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Beginning today, the virtual doors are open for what could be the single most profound movement to elevate women of indifference around the globe. Her Story Matters has been established to give women of abuse and sexual discrimination a place to tell their story in an effort to build support, relationships and community for all […]

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Nana Yaa Asantewaa – an African Woman of Valour

Nana Yaa Asantewaa – an African Woman of Valour

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) which is commemorated every 8th March, I pay this tribute to the legendary Yaa Asantewaa, a great African traditional ruler and probably the greatest of them all in the last century. Many people have commented positively or negatively on Yaa Asantewaa without a proper knowledge of the historical […]

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No More! (A Poem by Anna Mwalagho)

No More! (A Poem by Anna Mwalagho)

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

When We Grew Stronger Shame was not a sin So we tore our curtains down And let them see our scars We cried in market places And danced on the podiums, tables & counters We revealed our darkness To bring forth light   Nothing was left unsaid No stone was left unturned We spoke it […]

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Rainatou Sow: Making Every Woman Count

Rainatou Sow: Making Every Woman Count

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

At a time when many of us were oblivious to the sounds of our own voices, busy living our lives in youthful ignorance to the injustices that existed around us, Rainatou Sow was busy sowing the seeds of a powerful mission. Her activism began when she decided to teach evening classes to young girls in […]

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Intimate Partner Violence: Women As Victims of Love

Intimate Partner Violence: Women As Victims of Love

| March 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

By Viviane Ifeoma in Lagos “It was a misunderstanding I had with my husband not violence, there was no violence between us, Azuka replied, when I told her I needed to write her story. Her experience is  a very peculiar one. She had no physical assault from her husband but from her brother-in -Law. Azuka’s […]

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Jeannette Kagame: First Lady of Rwanda

Jeannette Kagame: First Lady of Rwanda

| February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been eleven series since we first featured our first African First Lady at the beginning of 2012. Since then, we have garnered quite an impressive list of stories into the private and public lives of some of Africa’s most powerful women, including the causes that are dear to their hearts.  What we have found […]

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Kiss Kiss: Artist debut in Zimbabwe Questions Infidelity

Kiss Kiss: Artist debut in Zimbabwe Questions Infidelity

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Review by A.A.V. Amasi What a lot of people do not realise, even within Zimbabwe itself is that Zimbabwe has an abundance of creative capital. From the famous Shona sculptures to International music maestros such as Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudzi. This weekend I found myself at The National Gallery Of Zimbabwe, this national […]

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Michaela DePrince: Hate Tore Her Life Apart, Love Turned Her Into A Graceful Swan

Michaela DePrince: Hate Tore Her Life Apart, Love Turned Her Into A Graceful Swan

| December 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Michaela DePrince has been labeled the “war orphan-turned ballerina.” Of course, we all like a sob story that ends in triumph, but for Afrikan Goddess the one thing that stands out about Mabinty Bangura’s (her given name) story of triumph are her parents. They took a sick refugee from Ghana and turned her life around. […]

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