When Making It to 40 Is a Privilege

It was the summer of 2014, I was sitting in a boardroom with the air condition on and I was inside sweating. It was a blazing hot outside in the summer heat of London. That day I was waiting for the board meeting of Stonewall housing to start. I had just been recruited as a …

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Planting the Seeds for Greater African Harvests

She is the face of the African farmer: The hardworking woman with a child on her back, tilling the land with a hoe to harvest barely enough to feed her children, who she worries do not get enough to eat. It is a challenge recognized by both the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium and this …

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Bisi Alimi bekannte sich in Nigeria zu seiner Homosexualität – und riskierte damit sein Leben

Bisi Alimi muss ein mutiger Mann sein. Mit seinem Outing vor laufenden Kameras brach der Nigerianer 2004 ein existierendes Tabu und riskierte damit sein Leben. Er floh nach Großbritannien und setzt sich seitdem von dort aus für die Rechte von Schwulen und Lesben ein. Darüber hinaus hält der 39-Jährige Vorlesungen zur Geschlechterrolle in Afrika und …

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12 Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Me Feel Optimistic About Nigeria’s Future

Not long ago I came across a picture on Facebook; it was the first item on my timeline. In the picture were three individuals: my Facebook friend, a successful and commendable African entrepreneur, and another individual. Alongside the picture was a caption, which celebrated "the individual," a beneficiary of a brutal military regime. The caption …

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