Jul 17

Ekua Haizel

Ekua Haizel is a charity focused on the new Africa. Africa is on the rise and we don’t want anyone to miss the elevation. Our aim is to get the diaspora to contribute to the continent and its development. We hold events to alter their perception on the continent. As well as yearly trips to […]

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Jun 17, Your Move

Do It Now Now Retail: Anti-Pop Review

I was fortunate enough to have been extended an invitation to Do it now now first retail anti-pop event, focused on connecting businesses in the black hair and beauty industry to the best in marketing, PR, branding and Funding professionals to assist them in learning what it takes to run a healthy, scalable and sustainable […]

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Mar 17, Your Culture

Mum’s The Word

The only time peace and quiet reigns in Iyabo’s household are when the tenants fall asleep. At all other hours of the day noise is a permanent lodger. If it is not the pots banging against the pans, then surely it is the screaming matches over the phone between relatives. For it is said that […]

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Feb 17, Your World

Diaspora Corner: Political Unrest in The Gambia

I must say, it’s rather funny how Mr. Jammeh lost the 2016 elections after winning five times prior to these elections. The question that arises is how can he possibly lose after the fifth time, Gambian’s love him right? Apparently not. Jammeh being a self-proclaimed dictator made a rookie mistake. He got comfortable in his popularity […]

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Oct 16, Your World

Digital Activism and Zimbabwe #ThisFlag

Onlookers often critique Digital Activism, (ironically from their own digital devices) because they interpret it to be nothing more than a bunch of #hashtags constrained to Instagram filters and 140 characters. Digital activism, however, extends beyond that. Social media, tweets, and WhatsApp groups were instrumental to the organisation of protests within the Arab Spring. Whilst […]

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sept 16, Your Culture

Diaspora Living: Thoughts of going home

It took me a long time to grasp this notion; the notion of what it means to be part of a diasporic people and grasp an understanding of my identity in that regards. However, living in the diaspora can often be a ‘conflicting’ experience. On one hand you have adapted to a new culture and different […]

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Feb 16, Your World

Dependency or Self-sufficiency?

In 1970 the world’s richest countries agreed to give 0.7% of their GNI (Gross National Income) as aid to developing countries. Now 45 years on and trillions & trillions of dollars later my question is, where has all this money been spent when still more than 35% of people in Africa live on less than […]

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Feb 16, Your World

‘Hands at work’ volunteering

Q: Where did you go and why? I went to South Africa and Swaziland. We were doing volunteer work for an organisation called ‘Hands at Work’ in Africa and they predominantly work with children to provide 3 essential services: 1) education 2) health 3) food. Q: What was the planning process leading up to the […]

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