The Soft Underbelly of “Africa Rising”: Restoring Our…

in Change Maker by Young African MBA [ YAM Perspectives ]
Reimagining Our Future Imagine this: you wake up in Nairobi at 5 a.m. to a cup of Good African coffee from Uganda. You invested in Good African because like founder… Read more

Womenology: How African Women Can Lead in Tech

in Innovation by Young African MBA [ YAM Perspectives ]
My computer science class in secondary school was largely spent on social media sites (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, Hi5, etc.). However, I spent very little time learning… Read more

Africa as a Country

in Features by Young African MBA [ YAM Perspectives ]
We just had another argument. I was getting tired of this. I stomped up to my room and resisted the urge to slam my door; despite my rage, my African home training… Read more

What really is an Afropolitan? Movement or Fad

in Art & Culture by Kányinsọ́lá Ọbáyàn
Recently, in one of my classes, we were discussing Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks, and the conversation drifted toward social movements like Negritude (which… Read more

Gowns, Agbadas and Clean Water for All!

in Change Maker by Ololade Siyonbola
On Saturday March 21, in commemoration of UN World Water Day 2015, hundreds of stylish and fashionable guests gathered at The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers, NYC, to address… Read more

Women On The Front Lines

in Change Maker by Ogonna Nwawka
Asking me to write about “women on the front lines” is like asking me to write about all the ways doctors help people. There are not enough words! However, I have… Read more


in Events by AA Editor
Thousands of Liberians, mostly women and children, die every year due to lack of safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene in the country. Every year, over a… Read more

17th Annual Africa Business Conference 2015: Inclusivity in…

in Innovation by Ogonna Nwawka
The theme of this year’s Africa Business Conference held at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, MA on February 27th to March 1, 2015 was “A More Inclusive Africa: The… Read more


in Change Maker by AMANDLA OOKO-OMBAKA / YAM Perspectives
The first time I came across the exemplification of Afropolitanism, the mélange of African and cosmopolitan, was in Taiye Selasi’s 2005 article “Bye-Bye Barbar”. The… Read more

Investing in Africa's Womenpreneurs

in Features by Nduka Nwankwo [These articles was published in conjunction with our partnership with YAM]
My grandmother epitomizes the innate ability of women to be entrepreneurial. Whether it was harvesting tomatoes and selling them for a profit, selling local and imported… Read more

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