8 LESSONS ON LEADERSHIP FROM ROBERT & GRACE MUGABE’S DOWNFALL

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As we hold our breath for the arrival of a post-Mugabe Zimbabwe and hopefully a new way of doing politics, here are 8 lessons I have taken to heart as a young person in leadership from the fall of “grace” of  Zimbabwe’s once beloved son, his wife and family. The […]

FADZAI MAHERE JOINS 2018 ELECTION RACE

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Fadzai Mahere yesterday announced she will be running for the Mount Pleasant Member of Parliament seat in the 2018 Zimbabwe elections. The young female lawyer who will be running as an independent candidate, rose to advocacy fame in June 2016 when she opposed the introduction of bond notes by the […]

Nurses strike derailing Kenya’s gains in UHC

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Kenyan media reports suggest that the ongoing go-slow by Kenya’s nursing fraternity has robbed the lives of nearly 20 or more patients. The nurses’ strike, which began on June 5th, has paralysed public healthcare services countrywide, forcing many patients to seek help from expensive private healthcare clinics. There is an […]

KENYA SCORES POORLY IN RAISING THE GENDER QUOTA IN PARLIAMENT

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In March this year, the High Court of Kenya stated that parliament was committing “gross violations” for delaying the process of passing the Affirmative Action Bill. The legislation agitates for increasing women representation by a third in key leadership areas such as the corporate and political fronts. However, there has […]

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: THE WHYS

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What do Ronke Shonde, Gillian Zvomuya and Karabo Mokoena have in common? These three women made news headlines on and offline when their bodies were found dead, killed by their partners. They and many others are victims of intimate partner violence ( IPV). Besides both being African, Ronke from Nigeria, […]

KENYA TO BAN PLASTIC AGAIN

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It is not uncommon to find plastic bottles and bags strewn carelessly on the road in many towns in Kenya. Rongai, a town on the outskirts of Nairobi, is suffering as a result of a fast-growing population, poor sewerage systems, and ever-rising mounds of plastic waste. Several paved and unpaved […]

THURSDAY THOUGHTS: #MANARETRASH

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Welcome to the first episode of our new weekly video blog, Paradoka’s Thursday Thoughts, where we share our thoughts on trending topics from across Africa. This week we look at the #MANARETRASH hashtag that was trending a month ago, with the hope that we can continue the discussion on intimate […]

BLOGGER THEMBI TERRY ZULU TO HOST TV YANGU’S NEW WEB-SERIES

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Interview with blogger, Thembi Terry Zulu, the face of  “Creative Collective: Blogger Series’, a new web-series that profiles Zimbabwean bloggers. Season One of the Creative Collective: Blogger Series starts airing on TV Yangu on the 12th of June 2017. The show promises to be an in-depth insight into the lives […]

INFERTILITY: FIGHTING STIGMA WITH AWARENESS

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On the 18th of May, I woke up to social media ablaze with messages from men and women across the United States (US) celebrating Advocacy Day. A day set aside to raise awareness about infertility, promote pro-active discussion through information sharing, and securing funding for fertility treatments. It got me […]