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Why gender feminism is not about equality

Why gender feminism is not about equality

I often tell people off for saying “oh, I hate feminists.” “Feminists really ruin feminism.” “I don’t call myself a feminist, I’m a humanist.” I am a feminist. I am definitely a feminist. I believe that all humans should have equal rights and opportunities. Therefore, I am a feminist. But there is a reason for […]

20 powerful Chimamanda Adichie quotes for today’s boss women

20 powerful Chimamanda Adichie quotes for today’s boss women

Nigerian writer, speaker, and activist, Chimamanda Adichie, is beloved by many. The award winning novelist and Ted talk sensation is fiercely revered for being a thought leader on Africa and contemporary African politics. With her recent feature on Beyonce’s self titled album, Beyonce, many have come to know her for talk, “We should all be […]

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

The last time someone mentioned scoring a dime to me, I looked around to see if any undercover fuzz were hiding in the bushes. Back in 1970, a dime was a $10 bag of weed and the fuzz were the cops ready to arrest you for possessing it. But times and slang have changed. Nowadays, […]

South Africa now has a confirmed case of Zika virus

South Africa now has a confirmed case of Zika virus

South African health authorities confirmed the country’s first case of Zika virus Saturday, Reuters reports. A Colombian business man visiting Johannesburg had a fever and rash, but fully recovered. The mosquito-borne virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency, is thought to be linked to a birth defect called microcephaly. The […]

South African Proverbs and Sayings

South African Proverbs and Sayings

ISIXHOSA PROVERBS ———————— Umhambi uyahlinzekwa. A traveller is provided for. ( It is a good thing to look after those who have visited you) Akukho kufa kunjani. No death is different. (Eventually we will all die, even if you are scared of going to a dangerous place. This proverb is used to encourage someone to […]

Women’s Situation Room to contribute to a peaceful electoral process in Uganda

Women’s Situation Room to contribute to a peaceful electoral process in Uganda

The official opening of the Uganda Women’s Situation Room was held on 15 February 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The Women’s Situation Room is an early warning and rapid response mechanism against violence arising before, during and after elections. Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for 18 February and elections for local […]

Plus-size model Philomena Kwao laments the lack of black women in fashion

Plus-size model Philomena Kwao laments the lack of black women in fashion

With size 14 stunner Ashley Graham covering the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, it truly seems like the plus-size industry is making major strides in the media — but according to Philomena Kwao, it still has a long way to go. The 26-year-old Ghanaian-British model says that in spite of the growing acceptance of curvy women […]

Swahili Language & Culture: Kanga Writings

Swahili Language & Culture: Kanga Writings

These are some of the writings appearing on kanga – a very popular dress in eastern Africa. Some of these writings are common Swahili proverbs. Majority of them, however, are just messages the wearer wishes to send across. It may be a message of love, caution, warning, reassurance, or just an act of self-expression. No. […]

20 Nigerian Pidgin Proverbs that will surely make you laugh

20 Nigerian Pidgin Proverbs that will surely make you laugh

When the Jamaican people speak their Creole, everyone loves it, they all want to speak like them. You know why ? It’s because they appreciate and show pride when speaking the creole. But as for my fellow Naija man, he doesn’t want to speak pidgin because he feels pidgin make people think  less of him, […]

UNESCO: International Mother Language Day

UNESCO: International Mother Language Day

The theme of the 2016 International Mother Language Day is “Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes.” This underlines the importance of mother languages for quality education and linguistic diversity, to take forward the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Mother languages in a multilingual approach are essential components of quality education, which is […]