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Fashion Industry In Malawi To Be Transformed By Siblings On A Mission

Known for their expressive Afrocentric fashion feel and retro clothing, siblings Tjay and Debbie Chirwa of Homegrown Lifestyle are on a mission to form and transform Malawi’s promising fashion industry.It began as an experiment mixing...
South Africa's Women's Day

Remembering South Africa’s Struggle Heroines on Women’s Day

In the 1950s, two years after apartheid was instituted in South Africa, the system’s increasingly repressive policies began to pose a direct threat to all people of colour, resulting in mass action arising from...
Mubarak Muyika

10 Young African Entrepreneurs to Watch

This is the best time in history to be young and African. We live in an era characterised by an abundance of opportunities and young people starting sustainable businesses across the continent. The conversation about Africa...
Miriam Makeba

10 Classic African Style Icons

When it comes to the world of fashion, Africa’s famous people, spanning from presidents to musicians, have done well to show off the continent’s style to the world. Famous people from the continent have...
Serial Entrepreneur Maria Thundu

African Trendsetter: Serial Entrepreneur Maria Thundu

Bold, Creative and carefree are some of the words we can use to describe Maria Thundu. Born in Malawi and raised in Ethiopia, the famous photographer, who has lived on three continents, has also gained recognition...
Best African models

8 Top African Models

Africa is home to beautiful women from many cultural backgrounds. A large number of women have successfully changed the way people perceive beauty. Here’s a list of the 8 top African models that have...
10 Fierce Women in African Entertainment

10 Fierce Women in African Entertainment

Africa’s entertainment industry has caught the attention of the world with its rich culture, original stories, unique music, and fierce women. Many entertainers from the continent have rose to prominence and popularity in recent...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

McKinsey Global Institute Interview: Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explains why addressing the technology, agriculture, and infrastructure needs in parts of Africa, and in other emerging markets, is crucial to sustaining global growth. The Growth Opportunity in Africa Emerging markets...
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WATCH: Backstage with… Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (part 1)

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Harvard and M.I.T. graduate and a Nigerian economist. During her terms as the finance minister, Nigeria’s GDP has displayed a 6.87% growth. She was vice-president and corporate secretary...
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WATCH: Backstage with… Dr. Mamphela Ramphele

Lauded by retired archbishop Desmond Tutu as a “brave and principled leader,” Dr. Mamphela Ramphele hopes to be South Africa‘s first female president. The medical doctor, anti-apartheid activist and former head of the World Bank recently launched Agang...
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Michaela DePrince: From “Spotty” to the Spotlight

“She has spots”, was the warning from care takers at the orphanage. Elaine DePrince didn’t care. She had travelled more than 4300 miles (close to 7000 kilometers) from New Jersey to Sierra Leone to...
Ashish Thakkar

Ashish Thakkar: #FormerRefugee #SerialEntrepreneur #Mentor #Farmer

Ashish Thakkar is that guy. Young, smart, good-looking and down-to-earth. He’s being called “Africa’s Youngest Billionaire,” but there are no airs and graces when he sits down to talk to Africa.com after his panel discussion on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Africa...
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