somali women


There are many strong, capable women in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi, Deqo Mohamed, Amina Mohamed, Edna Adan, Ilwad Elman, Fartuun Adan, and Fatima Jibrell are seven such amazing women. The actions of each demonstrate that in adversity there is the opportu [...]

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Background:  Gunmen seized the Raddison Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali in West Africa Friday morning, initially holding hostage over 100 people, including citizens of nations from Belgium, Canada, China, France, Guinea, India, Turkey and [...]
top music festivals in africa

Arts & Culture / Music / Travel

With the continent of Africa growing as a significant cultural and entertainment hub, music festivals are fast becoming a regular and popular feature on the continent’s cultural space. From educational and environmentally conscious festivals such a [...]
Owuor Arunga

Music / The Scoop / Video of the Week

In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats to musician Owuor Arunga. The jazz trumpeter was born in Kisumu in Kenya and moved to New York in the early 2000s, where he studied in The New School’s Jazz & Contemporary Music Program. Some [...]
Top 10 Tech-Savvy Cities in Africa hope city accra ghana


Africa is well poised to become the world’s next economic powerhouse, despite the struggles of some countries’ economies on the continent. About one third of the more than 50 countries in Africa countries has an annual GDP rise of more than 6 per [...]

Entrepreneur Showcase / Fashion / Spotlight

Let’s face it. All too often we judge, and are judged, by the appearance of skin. The search for beautiful skin and its maintenance is universal. Rashes, hives, eczema and/or a ripened, overly teased (I told you a million times to stop picking at i [...]
top car hilux toyota


Africa is the most sought after market by car manufacturers. Rapid urbanization in parts of the continent attributes to the demand of vehicles, with more people opting to own a vehicle over using public transportation to move in and around cities. So [...]
The Scoop with Rodney Charles


In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats to Rodney Charles and Francis Onelum. Charles is an award winning writer, filmmaker and actor. He is the writer, producer of ‘Once Upon A Time’ a BBC short drama and winner of the Greater London Art [...]
Akan Ebrié

Arts & Culture / Spotlight

Resilients is a series on African women by Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali. Based in Cote d’ Ivoires economic capital, Abidjan, she studied Graphic Arts in Morocco, and went on to work as an Art Director before embarking on her career as a [...]
HelloFood-mobile App


Africa has proven itself to be the hub of mobile phone usage and growth, with studies by the Pew Research Center showing that while only one in ten individuals on the continent owned a mobile device in 2002, is has rapidly changed. Now more than two- [...]

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