About three weeks ago, I met up with an Ivorian-American activist for lunch. We discussed African feminism, politics, cuisine, and most importantly governance across the continent. Upon sharing our woes, we started scheming various ways to create new models of economic empowerment and development for
Love and marriage is what we all strive for in the midst of a successful career. Its not always easy to find despite the pressure from society, family, and even ourselves and the accessibility with online dating and social media DMs. At the end of
On Saturday, April 1, the 14th Annual African Economic Forum was held at Columbia Law School in New York City. The best and brightest came together to gain more knowledge and perspective on success as a professional or entrepreneur with roots from Africa. With a
A new Morocco-based seed investment fund dedicated to providing smart capital to African startups, Outlierz, launched this week. The initiative is led by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, and backed by some of the world’s most famous US and African serial entrepreneurs and angel investors.
I should probably start off by admitting that this was my very first African conference. I have never before attended the Wharton African Business Forum (WABF), the Harvard Business School’s African Business Conference, or any such convening. So as a newbie, I wasn’t quite sure
On November 18 - 21, the Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF) will host its 24th annual conference, the longest running student-organized Africa-focused business discussion. With this year’s theme: “My Africa Network: New Partners for New Solutions”, WABF will be a platform for a diverse array of
Scrolling through a polished website, popular shows like An African City and Girl Going Places flash across the screen. Now, from the comfort of your home from San Francisco to New York, movies like Adera or A Soweto Love Story are but a fingertip away.
During the United Nations General Assembly, The Africa-America Institute celebrated and recognized the extraordinary dedication and pioneering achievements of US and African leaders at the AAI 2016 Annual Awards Gala. The 2016 Honorees were Aliko Dangote, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group; Ali Moshiri, President, Chevron
I've been waiting to see this day for 15 years -- and in some ways, my whole life. I've loved history ever since I was a little boy. Growing up in the oppressive shadow of Jim Crow, my teachers would ask me to cut out
Teju Cole is part of a new generation of African writers taking the literary world by storm.Teju’s works are primarily character-driven, interweaving the background of her native Nigeria, bread in America and social and political events into the narrative.
While his latest work Known and Strange