prepaidafrica:

Catherine Kaluwa, a PhD student from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, talks about the journey she has taken from walking barefoot to school to researching the efficacy of plants that women in her homeland have traditionally taken for family planning. She also outlines some of the challenges she has faced as a female researcher working in a male-dominated profession.

Via Timbuktu Chronicles

cityafrica:

Praia, Cape Verde

5th Annual International Conference on Surgery, Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde

dynamicafrica:

Introducing ‘Fomi’: Ethiopian designer Afomia Tesfaye’s luxury leather and footwear label.
Birthed in 2011 through the vision of it’s ambitious founder, designer and creator Afomia Tesfaye, FOMI is a collection of luxury handbags and footwear that consists of locally sourced materials and is made in Tesfaye’s homeland of Ethiopia.
Representing the young entrepreneurs foray into the world of design for the very first time, Tesfaye’s interest in design and fashion was cultivated by her travels throughout her childhood as the daughter of a diplomat.
After earning a degree in Literature from UCLA, and with experience at top fashion publications, Tesfaye travelled back to Ethiopia with the intention of developing an accessories line. She soon found out a critical fact that would then propel her to birth FOMI. Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Armed with this quality assurance, Tesfaye began to work on her first collection and the rest, as they say, is history.
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dynamicafrica:

Introducing ‘Fomi’: Ethiopian designer Afomia Tesfaye’s luxury leather and footwear label.
Birthed in 2011 through the vision of it’s ambitious founder, designer and creator Afomia Tesfaye, FOMI is a collection of luxury handbags and footwear that consists of locally sourced materials and is made in Tesfaye’s homeland of Ethiopia.
Representing the young entrepreneurs foray into the world of design for the very first time, Tesfaye’s interest in design and fashion was cultivated by her travels throughout her childhood as the daughter of a diplomat.
After earning a degree in Literature from UCLA, and with experience at top fashion publications, Tesfaye travelled back to Ethiopia with the intention of developing an accessories line. She soon found out a critical fact that would then propel her to birth FOMI. Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Armed with this quality assurance, Tesfaye began to work on her first collection and the rest, as they say, is history.
Connect with Dynamic Africa on:
Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Google+ | Soundcloud | Mixcloud | Instagram | Newsletter
All Africa, All the time.
dynamicafrica:

Introducing ‘Fomi’: Ethiopian designer Afomia Tesfaye’s luxury leather and footwear label.
Birthed in 2011 through the vision of it’s ambitious founder, designer and creator Afomia Tesfaye, FOMI is a collection of luxury handbags and footwear that consists of locally sourced materials and is made in Tesfaye’s homeland of Ethiopia.
Representing the young entrepreneurs foray into the world of design for the very first time, Tesfaye’s interest in design and fashion was cultivated by her travels throughout her childhood as the daughter of a diplomat.
After earning a degree in Literature from UCLA, and with experience at top fashion publications, Tesfaye travelled back to Ethiopia with the intention of developing an accessories line. She soon found out a critical fact that would then propel her to birth FOMI. Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Armed with this quality assurance, Tesfaye began to work on her first collection and the rest, as they say, is history.
Connect with Dynamic Africa on:
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All Africa, All the time.
dynamicafrica:

Introducing ‘Fomi’: Ethiopian designer Afomia Tesfaye’s luxury leather and footwear label.
Birthed in 2011 through the vision of it’s ambitious founder, designer and creator Afomia Tesfaye, FOMI is a collection of luxury handbags and footwear that consists of locally sourced materials and is made in Tesfaye’s homeland of Ethiopia.
Representing the young entrepreneurs foray into the world of design for the very first time, Tesfaye’s interest in design and fashion was cultivated by her travels throughout her childhood as the daughter of a diplomat.
After earning a degree in Literature from UCLA, and with experience at top fashion publications, Tesfaye travelled back to Ethiopia with the intention of developing an accessories line. She soon found out a critical fact that would then propel her to birth FOMI. Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Armed with this quality assurance, Tesfaye began to work on her first collection and the rest, as they say, is history.
Connect with Dynamic Africa on:
Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Google+ | Soundcloud | Mixcloud | Instagram | Newsletter
All Africa, All the time.
dynamicafrica:

Introducing ‘Fomi’: Ethiopian designer Afomia Tesfaye’s luxury leather and footwear label.
Birthed in 2011 through the vision of it’s ambitious founder, designer and creator Afomia Tesfaye, FOMI is a collection of luxury handbags and footwear that consists of locally sourced materials and is made in Tesfaye’s homeland of Ethiopia.
Representing the young entrepreneurs foray into the world of design for the very first time, Tesfaye’s interest in design and fashion was cultivated by her travels throughout her childhood as the daughter of a diplomat.
After earning a degree in Literature from UCLA, and with experience at top fashion publications, Tesfaye travelled back to Ethiopia with the intention of developing an accessories line. She soon found out a critical fact that would then propel her to birth FOMI. Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Armed with this quality assurance, Tesfaye began to work on her first collection and the rest, as they say, is history.
Connect with Dynamic Africa on:
Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Google+ | Soundcloud | Mixcloud | Instagram | Newsletter
All Africa, All the time.

dynamicafrica:

Introducing ‘Fomi’: Ethiopian designer Afomia Tesfaye’s luxury leather and footwear label.

Birthed in 2011 through the vision of it’s ambitious founder, designer and creator Afomia Tesfaye, FOMI is a collection of luxury handbags and footwear that consists of locally sourced materials and is made in Tesfaye’s homeland of Ethiopia.

Representing the young entrepreneurs foray into the world of design for the very first time, Tesfaye’s interest in design and fashion was cultivated by her travels throughout her childhood as the daughter of a diplomat.

After earning a degree in Literature from UCLA, and with experience at top fashion publications, Tesfaye travelled back to Ethiopia with the intention of developing an accessories line. She soon found out a critical fact that would then propel her to birth FOMI. Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Armed with this quality assurance, Tesfaye began to work on her first collection and the rest, as they say, is history.

Connect with Dynamic Africa on:

Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Google+ | Soundcloud | Mixcloud | Instagram | Newsletter

All Africa, All the time.

mollyinkenya:

Baby Fundi & his mama, Mwanasha. Such love! Msambweni, 2014. photography by mollyinkenya

(via souls-of-my-shoes)

What I like about this platform is I get to share conversations that many of us are discussing behind the scenes…

-Thank you for the sweet messages, specifically about my posts concerning black women. I didn’t realize how many whites, asians, and non-blacks in general were interested in the opinions of bw like myself.  Keep encouraging the the bw around you and virtually that is okay for them to be themselves. As quiet as it is kept, many bw have been made to feel as if our opinions do not matter. We are to follow what black men say and keep quiet….

-I couldn’t blog here if I did not use this blog to uplift Africans and people of African-descent, ESPECIALLY black women.

-Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve always pissed people off lol….and I will probably continue to do so.  I’m not a sheep and neither are you all. This blog is NOT here to please everyone. Life doesn’t work that way and a tiny blog like this certainly won’t work like that either.

-I’ve called out western media coverage of Africa, Western volunteers going into Africa to “help” when some do more harm than good, companies like Tom’s Shoes who want us to believe their intentions are of pure heart (ha!), and I’ve called out many Africans themselves who insist on making life so damn miserable for their fellow people. 

-While I will continue to show positive images that many don’t associate with Africa, I will NOT keep silent about issues that affect African women and her children in the West.  Some of you may be to scared to speak up or too brainwashed to notice when you are being fooled.  Whatever the reason, I have to be myself at the end of the day.

-I am going to post topics that are going to make many of you VERY uncomfortable and I am okay with that and I hope you are as well.  It’s good to get a different perspective on issues.  Black women with opinions similar to mine seem to be missing in the public discussion on race, media, gender, business, etc.  So I will continue to use this platform to share those opinions with you and from other bw thought leaders.

Welcome to all the new subscribers and thank you thank you thank you to those who have stuck around.  I have no idea why (seriously, why lol) but I’m thankful that you have :D

Blessings!!