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The African Union made history with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

The African Union (AU) is a pan-African organization whose goal is to build an united and a strong Africa. In 2012, this half a century organization, whose headquarters are still in Ethiopia, made a historic choice. For the first time, African leaders elected former South Africa's minister of home affairs, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, the first woman to lead the African Union Commission.
The African Union (AU) was conceived by the later Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as a 'United States of Africa,' BBC Africa stated. Morocco is the only African country that does not hold a membership with the African Union.

Try something new this summer

Summer is finally in full force, and the living is easy! Do you notice in summertime how everything seems promising? The plants are in full bloom and the sun feels glorious on your skin. The longer days give you boundless energy, making you feel like it is possible to achieve all your desires and dreams. Why not harness this energy, ride the wave of summer and try something new?

Throughout the year, we live at an intense pace (physical, emotional and mental), and we often get stuck in routine, either for the sake of efficiency or out of fear of unfamiliar territory. The lack of variety in doing the same things over and over stagnate not only our minds, but also our bodies and hearts.

The Cameroon Professional Society mobilizes many to take action

This Saturday 27th July 2013 marks the end of the fourth Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) annual Congress that took place in Marriott BWI Airport in Maryland, U.S.A. During the Congress, panelists and speakers have articulated their arguments around this year's theme "From vision to Action - A Cameroonian Imperative."

The CPS is a nonprofit  organization that seeks to fundamentally transform communities in Cameroon by leveraging the expertise, leadership and extensive networks of Cameroonian and African professionals both in the United States and abroad.

The secret dilemma of women journalists revealed

Based on my personal conversations and observations, some people think being a journalist is an easy job. You see, some even pretend to accomplish journalists' work. And they're wrong. Dead wrong. There is a serious in-depth work achieved outside and inside newsrooms.
Staff writers and editors invest a significant amount of time and energy to bring out the best out of their work. Even though working as a journalist is fulfilling, it is still time-consuming. Someone, who wonders whether the gender may influence a journalist's work, may ask: Can women journalists have both a successful career and a family life?

The true size of Africa will surprise you

In attempt to fight the rampant Immappancy, Kai Krause has developed a map titled "The true size of Africa." Immappancy means insufficient knowledge of geography. In the original map, Krause has included a number of countries that are cut and rotated for visualization purposes. Please check  the original map below.

South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela

In honour of Mandela Day, Morten Herace has volunteered with various human rights organisations at the Lindela Repatriation Centre, a detention centre for undocumented immigrants in South Africa. The  centre assists the immigrants as they wait for the legalization of their status or the deportation to their home countries. In this article, he explains the meaning of Mandela Day.

This Thursday, July 18, 2013 is an important day not only for South Africa but also for the rest of the world. This day marks the birthday of  Nelson Mandela who turns 95. South Africans from all walks of life, race, faith, old and young have volunteered 67 minutes of their times in honour of Nelson Mandela.

10 ways women and girls could empower themselves

Unlike the last World's 100 Most Powerful Women selected by Forbes, millions of women and girls live ordinary lives as students, homemakers, and/or employees. These [famous ladies] have redefined power, Forbes said. Does it mean that ordinary women are not powerful? Oh yes, they are! Power is at any woman or girl's reach.

A Swazi lady and a Cameroonian gentleman on natural hair

In the previous article I am not my hair,  we found out that the debate around natural for women of African descent is strong with an unbeatable online presence. This time around, we continue the conversation with two Ph.D candidates  Ms.Sithembile Mabila and Mr.Raoul Tamekou, respectively from Swaziland and Cameroon and living in the United States and Canada.

5 Reasons to be Zimbabwean

How much do you know about the Republic of Zimbabwe ? Read the following 5 reasons to be Zimbabwean by Ms. Nyasha Nzenza, a native from Zimbabwe. Ms. Nzenza continuously champions the bright side of her country as she currently works towards a degree in International Business at an American university. She has a desire to see her Zimbabwe positively portrayed on the world stage.

War, Drought and Hunger in Mali

Ongoing turmoil in Mali, a country in West Africa, has recently intensified and come into the global spotlight. During a previous crisis, the international community led by France and the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) has backed up the Malian Government during the crisis.

The crisis, caused by the rebels associated with Al-Qaeda, has worsened the fragile humanitarian situation of the regions of West Africa and Sahel, the UN reports. In January 2012, ethnic Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants entered the northern area and took the control of some region's main towns.


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