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2012 Afrikan Goddess Awards Keynote Speech

2012 Afrikan Goddess Awards Keynote Speech

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good evening.  I want to thank the Founder of Afrikan Goddess for inviting me to speak to you tonight at such a significant occasion.  I am humbly honored to be your guest speaker tonight, honoring African women. When I was asked to speak tonight, I wanted to find out more about Afrikan Goddess and what […]

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Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes

March 9, 2010 changed our lives forever. Any time I see pictures of my VJ, my heart skips a beat. My husband’s tearful face at 5.20pm that fateful Tuesday evening has been engrained in my memory. A myriad of emotions went through me as I tried to make sense of the reality that my beautiful […]

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When the Witches of Gambaga Came to Town

When the Witches of Gambaga Came to Town

| April 19, 2012 | 9 Comments

“Men use their witchcraft to protect their homes; Women use theirs to destroy.” Amina Wumba’s brother struck her. She gathered herself and then struck him back. That was the end of that spat. Oh so she thought. That night, her brother died in his sleep and Amina was accused of being responsible for his death. […]

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Joyce Banda: Joins an Exclusive Club That’s Hopefullly Setting a New Trend in Africa

Joyce Banda: Joins an Exclusive Club That’s Hopefullly Setting a New Trend in Africa

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Malawi’s sitting president, Bingu wa Mutharika, died suddenly on Thursday, April 5, it was only natural that his successor would become his replacement. But, Malawians probably never imagined the day would come when their female vice president, Joyce Banda, would actually get to step into that role. It was merely ceremonial. Protocol.”Constitutional.” Well, it […]

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Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures!

Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures!

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures! As part of our celebrations here at Afrikan Goddess and in the spirit of keeping with the theme, I traveled to Kenya, to the University of Nairobi, to chat with the representative group for women students on campus. The Women Student […]

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Martha Karua of Kenya: A ReMarkable Woman

Martha Karua of Kenya: A ReMarkable Woman

| January 11, 2012 | 6 Comments

Our January Remarkable Woman kicking off the year 2012 is a woman who has been turning heads and ruffling feathers in Kenya for many years. At Afrikan Goddess Online, our goal is to highlight African women who are selflessly reaching above and beyond in the bid to make life better and easier for others. Martha […]

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The Power of Literacy In Women

The Power of Literacy In Women

| December 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

I was taking a stroll around my neighborhood and I saw Amuge (about 40 years old) reading a piece of paper torn from a local newspaper under a mango tree in her compound. I passed by her to exchange some words as this is good neighborliness in the Iteso community. I was impressed because as […]

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