Meet Alikiba, the Tanzanian musician you need to know

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Alikiba has become the first East African to sign a deal with Sony Music Entertainment. He is apparently the international recording label’s second major signing in Africa; last year, Sony signed Nigerian superstar Davido to much excitement, as well. Alikiba is the stage name of Ali Saleh Kiba, the 29-year-old Tanzanian singer, songwriter, and artist… Read More

The Internet is buzzing over “Queen of Katwe”

(The Guardian)

The trailer for the anticipated “Queen of Katwe” was recently released to the pleasure of many people across social media platforms. Directed by Mira Nair, the dynamic Indian filmmaker, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Disney and ESPN films. It stars Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and Madina Nalwanga as the titular Queen of Katwe.  … Read More

African scientists about to start testing TB

(Inter Academics)

African innovation is on the rise with more and more minds developing advancements necessary to the unique challenges Africans face. In the medical field, two new developments have emerged against tuberculosis (TB).  An airborne disease that affects the lungs, TB is deadly, particularly in developing countries. The disease has recently seen an upsurge in countries… Read More

Seychelles changes law on homosexuality

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Last year, Mozambique decriminalized homosexuality, showing that the “homosexuality is unAfrican” script isn’t the set in stone for all African countries. The large majority of African countries have strict laws against same-sex relationships, and in some cases support of same-sex relationships. Seychelles is now the third country to decriminalize gay sex since 2012, after Sao… Read More

Five reasons why you need to drop everything, and go read Tactful Tidbits right now

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1)  Cheyney Alexandria Easely Fermin is fabulous Mother, wife, author, and clinical research professional, this woman truly does it all; Fermin is bilingual, and enjoys having a large family and a diverse network of friends. Experiencing many funny, awkward, and interesting situations compelled her to write Tactful Tidbits for a Tasteful Tomorrow with the hope that… Read More

Abstinence focused program not working in Africa

(Epic Times)

Last week, a published health study revealed that the money spent pushing abstinence as foremost in reducing HIV/AIDS infections in Africa might have been wasted. The United States has reportedly spent a cumulative $1.4 billion between 2004 and 2013 in some African countries through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative.   Started… Read More