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How to invest in girls’ education: Case studies from Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia
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Politics and Society How to invest in girls’ education: Case studies from Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia

African feminist activists should be the reference point from which we hear about girls’ educations across the continent. Three activists from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Zambia discuss strategies that they have implemented to promote girls’ and young women’s education in their respective countries.

Feminist Pornography: Returning humanity to an inhumane industry
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Politics and Society Feminist Pornography: Returning humanity to an inhumane industry

Independent female directors are making pornographic films or adult erotica to alleviate degrading and exploitative images linked to an increase in child pornography and sexual violence. Feminist pornography is a genre of film developed to encourage women and their self-beliefs of freedom through sexuality, equality and pleasure. The overall aim of feminist porn is to empower the performers who produce it and the people who view it.

#WCW: Talent Jumo, sisterhood through Katswe
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Lifestyle #WCW: Talent Jumo, sisterhood through Katswe

Our WCW today is an activist from Zimbabwe. Talent Jumo describes herself as a dynamic and passionate feminist activist. She is the founder and Director of Katswe Sistahood, a young women’s organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She has more than 13 years experience working on women and health programmes, particularly on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS.

Meet Laetitia: The Ivorian hair artist shows black hair is a powerful mode of self-expression
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Africans rising Meet Laetitia: The Ivorian hair artist shows black hair is a powerful mode of self-expression

What can black hair do? Ivorian hair artist Laetitia answered this question perfectly when she had series of photos of her hair in different interesting shapes. The hair artist explained in her Facebook post that the images are real and not photoshopped, as some would have assumed. Take a look as the fascinating images.

Female Drivers at the helm of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) maiden voyage
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Politics and Society Female Drivers at the helm of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) maiden voyage

Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) cargo train started operations on Tuesday, effectively cutting down the cost of transporting goods from Mombasa, and reducing time it gets to the destination. The new Chinese-built route aimed at cementing Kenya’s position as the gateway to East Africa was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Port Reitz in Mombasa. The inaugural train boarded by President Uhuru Kenyatta was driven by two young Kenyan women who are part of team.