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Women’s Leadership in Africa feat. Michelle Obama

On 21 and 22 June, US First Lady Michelle Obama visited Jo’burg and Soweto in South Africa to talk and take part at The Young African Women Leaders Forum: Media coverage in and across Africa was quite decent, but whoever expected coverage in the main US newspapers or other western media was left with not…

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Helsinki Ethnicity Action Declaration – HEAD

by SHALIN Finland  Recommendations  from  panelists and participants of the International Seminar on Ethnicity  and Conflict in Eastern Africa held at the Hotel Arthur, HELSINKI While taking into account that ethnicity is one of the identities embodied and expressed by  citizens  in the pursuit of political, economic, social and cultural freedoms And recognizing that it can…

From SUDAN to NYC: Emmanuel Jal and the Power of Generosity

Emmanuel Jal is a former child-soldier from South-Sudan, who is using Rap music to globally raise awareness about the destiny of war children. He has founded the organization gua Africa to create peace for kids, many of them former child soldiers; to build schools, and much more. Currently being in New York for the Tenth Session of…

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Interview with Nancie Mwai – Fashion Stylist, Blogger and Editor of KASHA Magazine

Hey Nancie, I have been following your Blog – The Fashion Notebook - for a few months now and am repeatedly astonished about your creativity and obvious love for fashion. When have you started to develop this passion? I always loved fashion since I was young. But my perception of fashion then was more of creating…

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Sierra Leone: Healing from the Curse of the Blood Diamonds

The following text was written by Aisha Khadar Desince – Director of Khadarlis for Sierra Leone   The Sierra Leone Civil War began on 23 March 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), supported by Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL),  invaded Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Momoh government, sparking…