My Heart's Direction

My Heart's Direction

Written By: Cathy Nanzala | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: mama

We often listen and consider what others have to say about us and the world around us, but we often forget about ourselves and how...

Gone With the Water

Gone With the Water

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-20-2015 | Category: Life
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The cock crowed and Mama Nanzala woke up. She reached below the bed and retrieved her brown aluminum suitcase. Although it was sti...

Top French Auction House Joins the Growing African Art Market

Top French Auction House Joins the Growing African Art Market

Written By: Environmental Africa | Published: October-22-2016 | Category: Life
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PIASA, one of France’s most distinguished auction houses, will hold its third sale of Contemporary African Art, “Origins and Traje...

Rwanda's Struggle for a Better Future

Rwanda's Struggle for a Better Future

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: sustainability

‘The international community failed Rwanda and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret.’ These were the words of t...

Africa Rising

Africa Rising

Written By: Oluseyi Segun | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Africa's Countries

“Can you believe that guy just did that?” I said to myself in utter disbelief. My mouth hung ajar, my anger was rising, yet a sens...

Meet Amina from Lamu Island

Meet Amina from Lamu Island

Written By: Environmental Africa | Published: May-08-2016 | Category: Life
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“This is Ksh 800 while this leather one is 1,200.” She says of some awesome brown African shoes to a white woman who l...

Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

Written By: Super User | Published: January-03-2017 | Category: Life
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Internet access: Vital to providing wider access to education and health awareness in rural communities in Mozambique M...

In the Musical Footsteps of Dandora

In the Musical Footsteps of Dandora

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: September-13-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Bwak's Corner

It had been twenty years since I had been to this part of Nairobi. The once smooth road was full of craters that we had to dri...

Burundi's Fish Triumph Over Guns

Burundi's Fish Triumph Over Guns

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-14-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Lakes

Don. His name wasn’t typically Burundian. His father named him after Don King the renowned American boxing promoter. When Don King...

When boys become girls

When boys become girls

Written By: Peace Muchiri | Published: November-12-2015 | Category: Life
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The shamba boy (a farm hand) had arrived. Or so my mother announced. Shamba boy! Not really. Those skinny jeans and that tightly f...

Will I Ever be Someone Important

Will I Ever be Someone Important

Written By: Lucie Kampinka | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
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Born of a mason father and a mother who is a roasted corn seller; Fils is an 8 years old boy. His parents rent a house of two room...

Why we should all be global health warriors!

Why we should all be global health warriors!

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: September-28-2015 | Category: Life
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On September 14, 2015, I lost a friend. Actually I am ashamed of calling him a friend because the only thing I took time to kn...

Honoring my 20 years of Age

Honoring my 20 years of Age

Written By: Abir Farhat | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: mama

In few months I will leave forever the sacred age of 20. I am therefore living the last months in this very special number, 20. Ma...

"Cultural Man"

"Cultural Man"

Written By: Peace Muchiri | Published: October-16-2015 | Category: Life
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It was the first day. There he sat; hands clasped with his chin resting on the tips of his forefingers and his gaze oozing preoccu...

Where You Can't Carry Your Shopping with Two Handles

Where You Can't Carry Your Shopping with Two Handles

Written By: Claire Baker | Published: September-22-2015 | Category: Life
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Arriving at customs on the Rwandan border I as always felt a slight trepidation handing over my dog-eared passport with an inn...

Burning Cancer Alive

Burning Cancer Alive

Written By: Peace Muchiri | Published: November-28-2015 | Category: Life
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Not so many years ago, a friend of mine died of ovarian cancer. I’m not old. Neither was she. She was in her early twenties....

The Smiles and Twinkles of Githurai, Nairobi

The Smiles and Twinkles of Githurai, Nairobi

Written By: Njeri Gitonga | Published: November-13-2015 | Category: Life
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Seated at my usual spot on the bus, I look up from my book to find the bus conductor staring at me with a semi agitated look. I no...

Christmas in Kilifi

Christmas in Kilifi

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: September-06-2015 | Category: Life
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The coastal town of Kilifi was just waking up but I was still in dreamland. My young face was a peaceful picture of sleep. My twel...

The African Dream

The African Dream

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-07-2016 | Category: Life
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Ohh respectful Africa, my mother, my love, my land, my blood, my dust, my vein, my paint, my shape, my home, my comfort, my peace....

The Dreams and Fears of a Woman from Rukira, Rwanda

The Dreams and Fears of a Woman from Rukira, Rwanda

Written By: Environmental Africa | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: mama, sustainability

I am a woman. A Rwandan woman. I was born in the eighties so I am young enough to be called a youth but old enough to counsel yout...

The unutterable joy of being an African child

The unutterable joy of being an African child

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
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I can’t remember the misery that has touched my African childhood yet there has been some. I realized that I was an African child ...

Burn it All

Burn it All

Written By: Claire Baker | Published: November-09-2015 | Category: Life
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I pat my hair dry and comb it into what I consider to be the most respectable form that I’m ever going to achieve with my un...

My First Time

My First Time

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
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The day had finally arrived. The moment was upon me when my first time would soon be behind me. It was evening, probably six thir...

A Second Look at Mozambique's Maritine Contracts

A Second Look at Mozambique's Maritine Contracts

Written By: Super User | Published: June-30-2016 | Category: Life
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  In 2014 a think-tank chaired by Kofi Annan had estimated that Africa lost $20bn a year on fishing and logging, w...

The 21st Century Love Facets and Faces

The 21st Century Love Facets and Faces

Written By: Njeri Gitonga | Published: September-22-2015 | Category: Life
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It had been three months of self-alienation followed by self examination. Sitted on her usual spot at the park, Grace had take...

Negotiating Life's Corners

Negotiating Life's Corners

Written By: Super User | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
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We face hurdles in life that make us want to quit, make us cry and wish we were no more but the fact is we are still alive and tha...

The constant dilemma of identity in Tunisia

The constant dilemma of identity in Tunisia

Written By: Abir Farhat | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: Africa's Countries, Tunisia

It is interesting to tackle the issue of identity from its very first root. In elementary school, students are taught one phrase, ...

By Bleaching My Skin, I Bleached my Dignity

By Bleaching My Skin, I Bleached my Dignity

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-14-2015 | Category: Life
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When she wakes up, she first makes up; before doing anything else even before praising her God or cursing her parents for giving h...

International Loves

International Loves

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: May-04-2016 | Category: Life
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It was a calm afternoon with a cool breeze blowing away the hair of women. It was around 3pm in Kigali and the sun was still gentl...

Why a dislike click on Rwandan bridal showers!

Why a dislike click on Rwandan bridal showers!

Written By: Caroline Numuhire | Published: August-28-2016 | Category: Life
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The first time Ange heard this term, she thought about an actual shower that was given to a bride-to-be. But bridal shower was a s...

Environmental Livelihoods in Rwanda

Environmental Livelihoods in Rwanda

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: sustainability, Rwanda

Rusumo Waterfalls thunder their presence with majestic dignity. Although a mere stone throw away from the bridge that joins Tanzan...

From Lamu to Mozambique

From Lamu to Mozambique

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-17-2015 | Category: Life
Tagged Under: village, marine ecosystem

I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. I had been selected to be a crew member of a big boat that was leaving for Msumbiji, ...

When I Fled from Terror

When I Fled from Terror

Written By: DJ Bwakali | Published: August-18-2015 | Category: Life
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My thigh was shaking as I pressed the accelerator. Truth be told, I was very, very scared. Next to me in the co-driver seat of T...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Written By: Claire Baker | Published: January-13-2016 | Category: Life
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“Where’s Burundi?” most of them would say, or even “But, Tanzania’s really dangerous, no? There&rsqu...

The Magical Black Bag

The Magical Black Bag

Written By: Ivy Amase | Published: October-12-2015 | Category: Life
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As he walks up to me, black bag on his left shoulder, I breathe a sigh of relief. Our reunion is not as uncomfortable as I thought...

Drowning in Crime, Saved by a Child

Drowning in Crime, Saved by a Child

Written By: Ivy Amase | Published: October-24-2015 | Category: Life
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As Ken Mwangi ‘Mwas’ walks towards the Indian businessman he is about to rob, he feels no fear and has no second thoug...