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Speaking Truth to Power in Tanzania

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Kizito Makoye Shigela is a brave man. The journalist is unafraid to openly criticize the Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, whom he accuses of abusing the constitution. He feels that the country is returning to dictatorship, just like other East African countries. People disappear. Azory Gwanda—a reporter who researched a story that might have proven embarrassing …

Lola’s Dilemma – Stay or Relocate

Diaspora Chronicles  

Lola's dilemma to stay or relocate examines the difficulty a single mum faces in trying to relocate her family to a new country...

Meet the people who make a living by harvesting acacia gum

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If you like marshmallows or M&M’s chocolate candies, then you’ve eaten acacia gum without even knowing it. Collected from the acacia tree, acacia gum is used in the food industry as a stabilizer, emulsifier and thickening agent. It is one of those environmentally friendly ingredients that are providing jobs for farmers in the Sahel region, …

Why these Algerian artists in Venice won’t take no for an answer

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Just when everyone thought the Algerian political crisis had caused its Pavilion to disappear from the official map with the country’s first-time participation in the Venice Biennale postponed to 2021, some of the artists chosen for the show, curated by Hellal Mahmood Zoubir, have decided to stage a guerrilla exhibition. Titled Time to Shine Bright, …

Why you never hear of some diseases even though they are costing Africa billions of dollars

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Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over one and a half billion of the world’s poorest people, including more than 800 million children. Many of the more than 170,000 people who die each year from—or whose lives are affected by—NTDs live on the African continent. The good news is that NTDs are treatable and preventable, and …

Preparing your child for the 11plus Exams

Diaspora Chronicles  

Today’s post is not to offer you training tips for the 11plus exam but it is more of me, seeking advice as well as creating the opportunity for us as parents to share information. NotContinue reading

Remembering my big brother Okwui Enwezor

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Upon hearing, early on March 15th, that Okwui Enwezor had died at age 55 in Munich, where he was being treated for cancer, I reminisced about specific moments in our 30-year friendship, and the many ways in which he’d supported and encouraged me in my career and life choices, starting with those early days of …

Remembering a victim of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

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As details start trickling in, TRUE Africa continues to mourn the loss of those 157 passengers who were on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed on Sunday shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa airport. Investigators from all over the world have arrived at the crash site, near Bishoftu, Ethiopia, but no discovery in the so-called black boxes that were recovered …

Stronger, Together

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Early in my career, I wasn’t happy; my mind was conflicted. I had launched a successful branding and marketing business, but I realized that I was helping companies make more money from people who had so little to spare. I had lost my moral compass. But I was committed to finding it again. I made …

Fully Funded Scholarship Opportunities for the UK 2019/20

Diaspora Chronicles  

Fully Funded scholarships are a rarity so how exciting it is that we found these ones below; read on and do the needful before the closing date!

Settling in the UK – Post Brexit

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This post is to cater to my African readers with European Passports that are in a dilemma over Brexit. Ok here’s the latest for Europeans in the UK with or without the UK Indefinite StayContinue reading

IT IS NOT OUR PORTION

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A friend of mine called from Nigeria to inform me that the son of a mutual friend had just committed suicide. The deceased was a very fun loving, hardworking and delightful boy who as farContinue reading

5 Attitudes to “ditch” in your new country – Part 2

Diaspora Chronicles  

Welcome to part 2, where we will look at 3 more attitudes you must ditch at work in your new country. See here for part one, where we discussed “The Overly Ambitious Worker” and “TheContinue reading

5 Attitudes to “ditch” in your new country – Part 1

Diaspora Chronicles  

5 attitudes to ditch at work is just what anyone who has recently begun working in another country needs to inspire their career!

Age is not a Barrier

Diaspora Chronicles  

This post is a “pick me up post!” I have written it to appeal to anyone who just needed that extra push to attain a height or explore a new territory. Age seems to beContinue reading

A’level Results 2018 – Brampton Manor Excels!

Diaspora Chronicles  

A'Levels results 2018 has come and gone but one school in East London, showed up and took centre stage. A most inspiring tale - read on.

Why we like this new fintech targeting small business owners in Ghana

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At the heart of Africa’s growing economies, you’ll find millions of small businesses. They create 80 percent of the continent’s employment and provide goods and services that fuel GDP growth — but almost half are excluded from accessing financial services. This familiar story of financial exclusion continues to prevent these businesses from reaching their full …

Why I am suddenly optimistic about the future of Ethiopia

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On April 2, 2018, with Ethiopia on the edge of political collapse, more than 100 million Ethiopians witnessed something different. Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, an energetic, visionary and unifying figure of mixed Muslim Oromo and Christian Amhara heritage, became Prime Minister. Dr. Abiy’s appointment marks the first time power was transferred peacefully in Ethiopia. But …

Diaspora Living Vs Home Living

Diaspora Chronicles  

Diaspora Living and Home Living can be on 2 opposite sides but the struggle to survive is often similar. I introduce to you my side hustle - Marijays!

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