Mobilium Global Designs App to Fight Disease
"The application is focused on providing an accurate baseline information resource on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria" more here
My Africa Is smart healthcare

Mobilium Global Designs App to Fight Disease

"The application is focused on providing an accurate baseline information resource on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria" more here

My Africa Is smart healthcare

"Kenyan Artist Michael Soi’s artwork to be used as condom covers to promote safe sex among the youth." X
My Africa Is safe sex in a cool package

"Kenyan Artist Michael Soi’s artwork to be used as condom covers to promote safe sex among the youth." X

My Africa Is safe sex in a cool package

Meet Nappys de Babi’ from the Ivory Coast. 
The main goal of “Nappys de Babi” – which is a combination of “natural,” “happy,” and Abidjan’s nickname – is to convince black women to forgo relaxers, extensions, and wigs.” more here

My Africa is Natural

Meet Nappys de Babi’ from the Ivory Coast. 

The main goal of “Nappys de Babi” – which is a combination of “natural,” “happy,” and Abidjan’s nickname – is to convince black women to forgo relaxers, extensions, and wigs.” more here

My Africa is Natural

dynamicafrica:

As South Africa marks its annual commemoration of the tragic Sharpeville Massacre that occurred on March 21st, 1960, as Human Rights Day, we remember a more recent event that shocked the nation and has caused a series of uproar and protests as a result.

The Marikana miners’ strike took place at a mine owned by Lonmin in the Marikana area, close to Rustenburg, in August 2012.

What resulted was a series of violent incidents between the South African Police Service, Lonmin security, the leadership of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and strikers themselves, which resulted in the deaths of 44 people, the majority of whom were striking mineworkers killed on 16 August. At least 78 additional workers were also injured on 16 August. The total number of injuries during the strike remains unknown. In addition to the Lonmin strikers, there has been a wave of wildcat strikes across the South African mining sector. [x]

Above is a clip from the recently released ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ that partially demonstrates what took place in Sharpeville on this day in 1960.

In this video, Archbishop Desmond Tutu discusses his reaction to the heinous event that took place 54 years ago at one point saying, “I remember it as a moment where you realized that black life was cheap”.

Further reading & viewing: Robert Sobukwe - founder & leader of the Pan-African Congress in South Africa that led the march against Pass Laws in Sharpeville.

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My Africa Is Remembrance

Bubble-wrapped white holidays in SA

My Africa Is outside the bubble

schomburgcenter:

Tune in Wednesday, March 19, 2014 for: 
Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche with Zadie Smith
This event is sold out but can be viewed online via LiveStream*
For more information about this event, click here.
*To use LiveStream you must login using Facebook or an email address.
[Photo Credits: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Ivara Esege, 2013; Zadie Smith by Dominique Nabokov, 2012]

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schomburgcenter:

Tune in Wednesday, March 19, 2014 for: 

Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche with Zadie Smith

This event is sold out but can be viewed online via LiveStream*

For more information about this event, click here.

*To use LiveStream you must login using Facebook or an email address.

[Photo Credits: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Ivara Esege, 2013; Zadie Smith by Dominique Nabokov, 2012]

HAPPENING NOW!

My Africa Is getting our banlge on!

My Africa Is getting our banlge on!

37thstate:

Lupita N’yongo to Star in or Direct an Adaptation of Chimamanda’s Americanah? The writer drops a major teaser in this interview

My Africa Is collaboration!

myafricais:

My Africa Is talks SAPE with Photographer Hector Mediavilla

“The Sape Movement is also very complex, there are many Sapeurs with different visions of things, the approach of some of these photographers who have worked this subject, doesn’t interest me, some people just try to show them as freaks, and that is not my interest.”

Full post here

Just in case you didn’t see it the first round, check out our new revamped interview with Hector Mediavilla!

afrikanwomen:

Somalia appoints first woman foreign minister
Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Said announced on Sunday the members of his new government and for the first time of the country’s history, a woman has been named as Foreign Minister.
“After long discussions and consultations, I have named my cabinet which consists of only 10 members. Among them is a female foreign affairs minister for the first time in Somali history” said the prime minister.
Mrs Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan, who hails from the self-declared independent state of Somaliland commented on her nomination by pointing out its historical aspect: “My nomination as the Foreign Minister is historic for the Somali country and particularly for the women of Somalia. It turns a new page for the political situation of our country and will lead to success and prosperity,” she said.
Another woman, Maryan Qasim Ahmed, has been appointed Minister of Development and Social affairs, after previously serving as Women’s Minister.
(—source)

My Africa Is breaking barriers

afrikanwomen:

Somalia appoints first woman foreign minister

Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Said announced on Sunday the members of his new government and for the first time of the country’s history, a woman has been named as Foreign Minister.

“After long discussions and consultations, I have named my cabinet which consists of only 10 members. Among them is a female foreign affairs minister for the first time in Somali history” said the prime minister.

Mrs Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan, who hails from the self-declared independent state of Somaliland commented on her nomination by pointing out its historical aspect: “My nomination as the Foreign Minister is historic for the Somali country and particularly for the women of Somalia. It turns a new page for the political situation of our country and will lead to success and prosperity,” she said.

Another woman, Maryan Qasim Ahmed, has been appointed Minister of Development and Social affairs, after previously serving as Women’s Minister.

(—source)

My Africa Is breaking barriers