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Kenyan Scholar Wins Africa’s Top Food Prize

Prof Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o has jointly won the Africa Food Prize at the just concluded African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She won the prize alongside Ms MmeMaimouna Coulibali of Mali. Born on November 9, 1946, Prof Oniang’o made her appearance at the forum as the founder and leader of the Rural Outreach…

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How African Feminism Changed the World

Today as ever, African female activists are reshaping not just African feminist agendas but global ones as well. One of the great fallacies one still hears today is that feminism started in the Global North and found its way to the Global South. Another is that universal understandings of women’s rights as embodied in UN…

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A Letter to My American Children, From Your Somali Mother

So much has been put at stake ― the proud history of the U.S. as a home for those in need, the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It is a personal tragedy writ large, one shared across thousands of individual families, stories of separation and degradation. The news that President…

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Trump and the Ongoing Fight with the Shadow of the Elephant

President Trump’s temporary order banning people from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the United States is a most unfortunate and thoughtless decision. The order targets people who have neither the desire nor the capability to carry out hostile actions against America. What’s more, these people are from some of the countries that have been…

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Spotlight on Kuwala: Giving Entrepreneurs in Africa a Chance to Shine Internationally

Born in Malawi, Africa, and raised in Canada, entrepreneur Veronica Nnensa never lost her passion for the continent. After studying public affairs and policy management with a focus on African development, in 2014, it was no surprise that her passion for her home country led her to launching her business Kuwala, with co-founder, Freeda Mulenga. Kuwala…

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South African Schoolgirls Provide Leadership for the On-going Revolution

The current student protests have their antecedents in the youth movements of 40 years ago. These students are fighting for their lives, their dignity and their humanity. Their resistance to white supremacy should provide inspiration to Black girls colonized in the US, Europe and around the world. Pretoria Girls High School was shaken to its…

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