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Showing posts from January, 2013

Soulful-Roots or the Afro-Caribbean accessories and apparel

I finally launched Soulful-Roots this year, three years after the initial inspiration, and posted my first collection on Etsy, five months after opening the account, so I am proud to say, Yes! I did it and I’m loving it! Since my first piece I have not stopped, sketching designs, researching techniques, sourcing materials with pure excitement and eagerness to offer unique and beautiful items. Now I cannot understand why it took me so long to get started.

The Beat at Africa Feet in Johannesburg

The 29th edition of Africa Cup of Nations started in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 19th of January 2013, under the theme "The Beat at Africa Feet."
The tournament kicked off with a 30 minutes colorful ceremony at FNB Stadium, named National Stadium for the purposes of the AFCON 2013. It was music and dance with South African musicians as well as Ouma Sangare from Mali who had to withdraw after slipping on a wet surface and breaking her leg. She was replaced by the ceremony’s musical director, Sibongile Khumalo. Eric Wainana  was  invited from Kenya.

Discover two unique namibian tribes

Even though they share the same ancestor, the Himba and the Herero people constitute two unique Namibian tribes different from one another, yet united in so many ways. In this story, Lisa Eldrige shares with us her experience meeting with women from two tribes in Namibia.

Women's issues and achievements go global

"I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one," the courageous Malala Yousafzai, now the human face for girls' education around the globe, said.

Millions of activists saluted her brave act of standing up for her right for education .. as a girl. On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai was attacked by the Taliban on a bus on her way home and was shot in the head. Her crime? She wants to go to school. Over 100,000 people went strong worldwide for Yousafzai on a petition posted on

A young Kenyan woman in Thailand

I turned in my thesis entitled “Poverty Alleviation Efforts in Kenya: Combining the Top Down Approach and the Bottom Up Approach” about two weeks prior to graduation, studied for finals, graduated, packed up my apartment, had a mini family re-union/goodbye party and within a week of being a college graduate, I set sail for the Far East. Well, not literally set sail…but I did board a 21 hours flight to Bangkok, Thailand (with an hour lay-over in Qatar).

I had been abroad alone once before, but nothing during my 6 months study abroad/stay in Egypt (amidst a roaring revolution) could have prepared me for my 10 months in Thailand.


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