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It’s a boy: UK’s Prince William, Kate have third child

LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London on Monday, the third child…

Beyonce to donate $100,000 for scholarships at black colleges

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyonce on Monday said she…

Winnie Mandela: South Africa’s ‘Mother of the Nation’ Who was Never First Lady

Picture: Government of South Africa Flickr. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – doyen of South Africa’s liberation struggle and the matriarch who was dubbed ‘the mother of the…

Nomzamo from Bizana: Remembering Winnie Madikizela as a Young Woman

Picture: Government of South Africa Flickr. Within hours of Winnie Madikizela’s death debates about her life began to rage. One of the key themes that began…

Life-saving Conversation with NYU Student who Survived Anorexia Nervosa & Penned a Children’s Book

By: STAFF WRITER Bobbie-Angela Wong survived anorexia nervosa after a long battle which started as a teenager. When she emerged from this life-changing journey, she penned…

Zukiswa Wanner on the Burden of The African Passport & Her Thoughts on Self-Publishing

Zukiswa Wanner. Photo: The International Woman By: EDINAH MASANGA Acclaimed South African author Zukiswa Wanner has a new book, Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts….

Black Women’s Beauty Related Experiences

Model, file photo Black women’s experiences are diverse but one string runs through them all; having black or mixed skin means you have to deal…

Marie-Claire Launches Cameroon’s First Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

Marie-Claire Nabila Kuja, a girls empowerment champion, has launched the first 100% biodegradable pads in Cameroon. These pads, which are affordable and environmentally friendly,…

7 Exclusive Quotes From 7 Smart Women

“I would only say to women what I often tell myself: You are fine. You don’t need to justify yourself or your actions all…

New Cultural Aspects of Healthcare in The West

In our Woman of the Month interview, we interviewed Tandi Charmaine Kuwana, an Australian mental health nurse who is on a mission to create an…

‘We all hold incredible power to unleash our greatness’ – says multitalented Zim artist

by GRACE MUTANDWA | Zimbabwe As I walked into her studio cum music room, I was struck by the sheer magnificence of the life-like portraits adorning…

‘Africans may be using social media to trivialize rape’ – expert warns

by EDINAH MASANGA | Sweden The advent of social media and the rise of memes has seen increased social contagion at a more rapid pace…

God, how did I get here? : My story as a young widow

God, how did I get here? Why are we here? Are these the plan you a have for me?But God I am jobless, pregnant,…

Sally Dura: At the helm of Zim’s women’s movement & determined to break the glass ceiling

by SALLY NYAKANYANGA | Zimbabwe Sally Dura – a rural girl, raised by a single mother is determined to break the glass ceiling and challenge…

Selmor Mtukudzi on her musical journey: ”I’m my own person & I don’t owe my success to my father”

by GRACE MUTANDWA | Zimbabwe Music is in Her Blood Even Bono Knows it. Some families raise and nurture entrepreneurs, hers is steeped in the…

How to make a film like a girl with Racheal Namubiru

Racheal Hope Auma Namubiru is a female Ugandan writer and a member of Uganda Women Writers Association. She founded a theatre and film production…

Diplomatic Spouse Mithi Aquino-Thomas on Love, Fashion & Food

by GRACE MUTANDWA | Zimbabwe On a calm, beautiful day in Harare, I got the chance to meet Mithi Aquino-Thomas. As she rose to welcome…

EXCLUSIVE: How Ruby Lynn Created a Unique Makeup Line for Women of Color

The story of not finding makeup products that are suited for black women’s needs especially in western countries is not a new one. One…

Premier Hellen Zille is losing touch with reality – in SA not everyone has the privilege not to bath, madam

EDINAH MASANGA | South Africa Someone needs to reign in Hellen Zille; a South African politician and Premier of the Western Cape province. Seriously, she is losing touch with reality….