Ghana’s modern queen mothers come with pearls and smartphones

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Despite the cultural damage done on African institutions due to colonialism, some traditions refuse to die. One such institution is that of the queen mothers in Ghana. As in other West African precolonial societies, women played important leadership goals in Ghana’s precolonial days.   Traditionally, queen mothers were responsible for women and children, as well… Read More

4 ways to treat your PMS symptoms naturally

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Did you know that there are other methods to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS) besides taking medicine over the counter? There is an abundance of natural remedies that help alleviate the various symptoms women feel during this uncomfortable time in their lives. There are many common symptoms, such as acne, tender breasts, bloating, exhaustion, irritability, and mood… Read More

Hepatitis C linked to higher rates of head, neck cancers

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Right now, there are as many as 3.5 million people currently suffering from the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) within the United States. Most people contract the disease by sharing needles used for drugs, or through sexual transmissions and blood transfusions. Here is a scary thought: Most people who are infected have absolutely no idea, since… Read More

Why are young African entrepreneurs optimistic?

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In spite of the continent’s slowing economic growth, African entrepreneurs remain largely hopeful. The realities of young African entrepreneurs were revealed in the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016, a collaboration between the Anzisha Prize, along with the African Leadership Academy and MasterCard Foundation. The survey posited questions to 101 respondents living and conducting businesses in… Read More