Yareka Mhango, Zambian-born and L.A. based founder of the Anakazi Center

As we launch the Women’s Voices section of AfricaSpeaks4Africa, we’re excited by the opportunity to raise the voices and profiles of African women and African women’s organizations that are leaders in different spheres on the Continent and in the diaspora. For our first feature, we interviewed Yareka Mhango, Zambian-born and Los-Angeles based founder of Anakazi Center for…

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Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in a packed West Philadelphia artist/community Wondering how her child is faring, a mother shares her worries and her longing to hold her daughter once more. “For me, explained Gayflor,“it’s the same as during the war, when people didn’t know where their children were. I was separated from my two-year-old…

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Employment Rates are not included in GDP: The View from Zambia, Robert Sichinga

Zambia has and continues to exhibit impressive economic growth. It is predicted that Zambia could experience 7% GDP growth for 2013. The global standard of measuring the “health” of an economy is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and according to this measure, Zambia has been doing quite well. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Where is the Money for “Sweet Mother”? A Conversation with Muadi Mukenge

Two months ago, women and women’s rights took center stage as the world celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) with speeches, panel discussions, marches and song. AS4A had the opportunity to speak with Muadi Mukenge,  at the Commission on the Status of Women on IWD and we’re pleased to share her insights on the importance of…

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Panzi Hospital: A Critical Pulse for Justice, Peace and Health

Congo’s women survivors, standing in solidarity with Dr Mukwege and his staff at Panzi hospital, have become donors to their own cause and catalysts for deep social change.  Who is standing alongside them and the hospital patients to ensure that their transformative work continues?  Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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African Civil Society

Are We Stewards, Co-owners or Just Tenants Occupying the Social Justice Space for a While? The social, political and economic reality in Africa has changed tremendously over the last fifty years. In 2012, for instance, we witnessed three peaceful political successions in multiparty regimes following the death of three heads of state.  Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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