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African Diaspora Stamps

My Life On A Postage Stamp Growing up in the 1990s, designer Jon Daniel noticed a lack of black historical figures on UK postage stamps. He designed and petitioned a set of stamps for UK Royal Mail beginning a journey of discovery about African diaspora heroes, and in turn, himself. Words Nana Ocran

Oh, Snap!

6 awe-inspiring cameras and apps; easy enough for a child to use, and worthy of a professional Words Tokunbo David

Magic Numbers

Managing Just Fine How to take control of life, work and play Cope with a setback “If you have a negative thought, sing it to yourself. It makes it sound funny and loses its emotional impact.” London's City Psychology Group Speak to a crowd Focus on one person in a large group as if it is just the two of you in a coffee shop together. If somebody asks a question, shift the focus to them. Reach a Deadline Break up overwhelmingly large tasks in to smaller, achievable tasks that can ...
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Staying Power

From riverside living in The Gambia to a ship-shaped hotel in London, Wings explores creative accommodation at Arik Air destinations. Words Emma Woodhouse

Armchair Traveller

Recent literary releases to transport the heart and mind through relationships, family, love, loss and countries: no plane ticket required. Words Belinda Otas

Magical Mali

From Segou to Timbuktu via enchanted relics of ancient empires, tunes in the dunes, tea with the tuareg and Bamako beats: Welcome to the country of legend. Words Stefan Simanowitz

Good Migrations

Grammy Award-winning Beninoise singer-songwriter and activist, Angelique Kidjo has been called “Africa’s Premier Diva” by TIME Magazine and listed among the continent’s 50 Most Iconic People by the BBC. but despite international superstardom, it’s the journeys back home that are closest to her heart. Interview Belinda Otas

The Young Ones

Can Nigerians teach young Westerners a thing or two about succeeding in the modern world? Words Emma Woodhouse

In Treatment

Worth over $250 billion, the spa industry is a booming international business. Elaine Okeke, founder of the Spa Association of Africa is setting out to put the continent’s diverse well being practices and natural materials at the forefront Words Nana Ocran

Gallivanter

Slim Challenge Freetown April 8 Freetown Sierra Leone hosts ‘The Largest Marathon in West Africa’ in April. Freetown sees 40,000 participants convene on the 5th and 6th at the Siaka Steven's National Stadium; an opportunity to experience the biggest sports expo in the country’s history. Sunday the 8th of April will see the launch of the Slim Challenge, starting from Freetown’s Bai Bureh Road and following a 26-mile course that includes the beaches of Lumley and Aberdeen, winding ...
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