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The Most Stylish Women In Africa-Who made The List | FashionGHANA.com: 100% African Fashion

Genevieve Nnaji (NIGERIA)

These Fashionistas rule in more ways than one.

Mirror Mirror on the wall, these ladies are polished without being fussy, sexy,classy and make statement in a way that people can’t. They are our most stylish women ruling Africa, with easy asses to designer clothing, they ensemble in a way to turn heads and steal attention on social media and in real life.

Number 1 is Genevieve Nnaji
See: The Most Stylish Women In Africa-Who made The List | FashionGHANA.com: 100% African Fashion.

We should all be feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston – YouTube

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the self-proclaimed Happy African Feminist, discusses the scope of feminism in the modern world. In her delightful style of comedic and educating insights, Adichie explains how we stunt the growth of our men in their humanity, especially towards women. Men have to be hard, she posits, resulting in their weakness. Her commentary on culture, sex, rape, marriage, and pretending is priceless in the value of scholarship.
Adichie follows up this essay in her book by the same title, We Should All be Feminists.

We should all be feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston – YouTube.

We feminist Adichie

Nigeria contains Ebola – and US officials want to know more – CSMonitor.com

NAIROBI, KENYA — When Ebola reached Nigeria, health officials were worried about the populous country’s ability to control the virus – particularly in Lagos, the nation’s coastal megacity and transport hub. 

But this week, teams of American health officials are Lagos-bound to learn from Nigeria’s experience in defying expectations and stopping the outbreak before it could wreak havoc.

Nigeria Ebola treatment team

via Nigeria contains Ebola – and US officials want to know more – CSMonitor.com.

What Texas can learn from Nigeria when it comes to containing Ebola – The Washington Post

Nigeria‘s success with Ebola outbreak provides working model, contact tracing, to be implemented in the US. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, infectious disease expert confirms no new victims since August 31, 2014. Much of the success is credited to an alert and responsive community. What Texas can learn from Nigeria when it comes to containing Ebola - The Washington Post

As concerns spread over U.S. hospital readiness, there are some lessons to be learned from Nigeria, where officials managed to get ahead of the fast-moving virus after it was brought into Africa’s most populous country by an Ebola-infected man who’d flown into Lagos. This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the outbreak could be coming to an end in Nigeria, with no new Ebola cases since Aug. 31.

via What Texas can learn from Nigeria when it comes to containing Ebola – The Washington Post.

Financial Juneteenth | How One of The Richest Black Women In The World Did It With No College Degree | #OYRchallenge

Our beautiful billionaire Nigerian queen, Folorunsho Alakija, trumps the rush to college promoted by American politicians. She is rich and did it all without a college degree. As of late, we are seeing many clock the 7 figure mark before scaling the ivory towers. Most are teens. So what does they say for the future of academia? Only Folorunsho can answer that question. Folorunsho Alakija

When you go to high school you are pushed to figure out which college you want to attend and what you would like to do with your life. They make college out to be something that you must do if you want to be successful. This is not always the case however. You can still be very successful in life without having a college degree under your belt. That is exactly what Folorunsho Alakija did. She is Nigeria’s wealthiest woman. She revealed recently that she never went to college but yet she has still managed to become a billionaire.

via Financial Juneteenth | How One of The Richest Black Women In The World Did It With No College Degree.

In Nigeria, Parents Tormented by Stumbling Search for Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram – WSJ.com

Families of the missing children are still hoping for the returned of their missing children while villages and cities remain under siege. Does this historical public venture mark the beginnings of true democracy in Nigeria?

 

Mr. Ntakai was joined by more than 100 fathers, uncles and big brothers, all seeking several hundred girls taken by force from a boarding school in the remote hamlet of Chibok. The men followed a trail of hair ties and scraps of clothing the girls dropped to lead rescuers. One found his daughter’s flip-flop; another retrieved a remnant of a school uniform.

via In Nigeria, Parents Tormented by Stumbling Search for Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram – WSJ.com.

US offers to help Nigeria find kidnapped girls | MSNBC

via US offers to help Nigeria find kidnapped girls | MSNBC.

Nigerian family may receive assistance from the UN and US forces in searching for the more than 200 young girls kidnapped. Melissa Harris-Perry joins Joy Reid on the Reid Report to discuss the progress, here and abroad.

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Writer, Dies at 82 – NYTimes.com

China Achebe, the Nigerian author and towering man of letters whose internationally acclaimed fiction sought to revive African literature and rewrite the story of the continent that had long been told by Western voices, died on Thursday in Boston. He was 82.

via Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Writer, Dies at 82 – NYTimes.com.

 

An Activist Fights Breast Ironing, a Ritual Mutilation Practice of Girls in Cameroon – Clutch Magazine | Clutch Magazine


In its 2011 human rights report on Cameroon, the U.S. State Department explained the cultural motivation for stunting breast growth among adolescent girls. “The procedure was considered a way to delay a girl’s physical development, thus limiting the risk of sexual assault and teenage pregnancy,” the report states. “Girls as young as nine were subjected to the practice, which resulted in burns, deformities, and psychological problems.”

via An Activist Fights Breast Ironing, a Ritual Mutilation Practice of Girls in Cameroon – Clutch Magazine | Clutch Magazine.

 

NollyWood: Actor Justice Esiri Is Dead. Another Lose In The Industry, | robertarobertz

Nollywood actor and father of popular Maven artist, Dr.SID, Justice Esiri is Dead.

robertarobertz gathered from a reliable source that the award winning actor who also star and played a leading role in the popular Village Headmaster of the 80′s died last night.

Cause of his of his death is not yet clear as speculation of illness but promise to update details as development unfold.

Esiri, Member of the Order of the Niger, MON, is famous for his role as the village headmaster in the then popular television series of the same name.

via NollyWood: Actor Justice Esiri Is Dead. Another Lose In The Industry, | robertarobertz.