I am drawn, as a reader, to detail-drenched stories about human lives affected as much by the internal More »
The failure to translate the momentum of the heady days of the January 2011 protests in Egypt into More »
A couple of weeks ago AS4A had the pleasure of speaking with up-and-coming US-based Kenyan musician Naomi Wachira. More »
Zambia has and continues to exhibit impressive economic growth. It is predicted that Zambia could experience 7% GDP More »
Technology is the touchstone of development. Acquiring advanced technologies helped boot-strap China and India out of the economic doldrums in a generation. Across Europe and North America, it’s maintained the West’s economic, social, cultural, political, and military leadership. Yet for decades, Africa was perceived as having been left behind. Now, as mobile technology spreads across Africa, innovative ways of using technology are transforming almost every sector of life. We have asked our panel of global experts to weigh in on what role technology should play in the development of Africa.
It’s almost Mother’s Day! I had set a reminder for myself because things had gotten busy. Plus this year, I’m not in the mega super-size me world of Hallmark holidays. My sister, Rufaro Gwarada, saved the day by asking me to write this piece for AS4A. I must say, I’ve got my reminder with this trip down memory lane!
The failure to translate the momentum of the heady days of the January 2011 protests in Egypt into an effective revolutionary force is closely related to the organisational forms adopted by oppositional movements. This poses broader questions for social movements worldwide, argues Maha Abdelrahman
As we launch the Women’s Voices section of AfricaSpeaks4Africa, we’re excited by the opportunity to raise the voices and profiles of African women and African women’s organizations that are leaders in different spheres on the Continent and in the diaspora. For our first feature, we interviewed Yareka Mhango, Zambian-born and Los-Angeles based founder of Anakazi Center for Women’s Empowerment and Development (Anakazi Center).
A couple of weeks ago AS4A had the pleasure of speaking with up-and-coming US-based Kenyan musician Naomi Wachira. Naomi, a self described introvert is not only a singer/songwriter but also the proud mother of a three-year old little girl, and an administrator at a non-profit organization in Seattle, Washington. We’re thrilled to introduce the AS4A community to an incredibly talented, self-aware African woman who seeks to change the world with her music.
Two months ago, women and women’s rights took center stage as the world celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) with speeches, panel discussions, marches and song. AS4A had the opportunity to speak with Muadi Mukenge, at the Commission on the Status of Women on IWD and we’re pleased to share her insights on the importance of funding efforts, especially of women, to improve their own lives and the lives of communities across Africa. Women’s rights matter not just on IWD but everyday.
In April 2012 AfricaSpeaks4Africa (AS4A) launched and we’re thrilled to be celebrating our first anniversary with you, the AS4A community! We’re excited about and inspired by our achievements of this past year, including growing our readership, expanding our social media presence, and showcasing the voices and accomplishments of diverse contributors from the arts, academia, and other spheres. None of this would have been possible without you – thank you for making our first year a success!