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Our thoughts and prayers goes to the family of the victims. May the victims Rest In Peace. This is such a heartbreaking news.
#Repost @spiritedpursuit ・・・ Being African and having a creative and non conventional career, I count myself lucky to have parents that have always been supportive of my journey. They never forced me into that doctor/lawyer/nurse/engineer track that most parents do to their immigrant kids, and even supported me after I decided to leave my Finance job with all its “security” in corporate America a couple of years ago. It’s something I am always so grateful for. • Don’t get me wrong though, they were confused and likely very scared by some of my choices (“most people are dying to go to America, but you. You are dying to leave, why?! If you’re moving back to Africa, why don’t you come and stay at home properly?”) and I’m sure they had a very hard time explaining what I was doing to their very African friends. As a last resort, they even encouraged me to explore getting a Masters first, but I knew that wasn’t the path for me and that I needed to find my own way. I reassured them that in a worst case scenario, I could always go back and get a “real job” if things didn’t work out. But so far so good, I haven’t had to. It’s been great to not only hear the pride in their voices when we talk now, but to also count on them as my biggest supporters. Suffice to say choosing to take risks, trusting my inner light, and creating my own lane has since paid off. • Excited to partner with @cartier to announce the launch of the new #cartiercarat fragrance. #REVEALYOURCARATS #Cartierparfums 📷 by @farahkhad
Our woman Crush Wednesday is Mbu-Youpughu, waindim. She is Cameroon’s first aerospace engineer with a PhD.💁🏾♀️💃🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 🇨🇲
Google celebrates the icon that is Tlali. Today would have marked Miriam Tlali`s 85th birthday. Miriam Tlali was an South African author who died on February 24, 2017. She was born on November 11, 1933. She wrote about injustice at a time when it came at a steep price. Continue reading on the blog ( link in bio) 🇿🇦
Some morning motivation! Even the sky shall not be your limit . #Repost @genevievennaji ・・・ These 5 beautiful junior secondary school girls from Anambra State (Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo, and Vivian Okoye) pitched the idea of a very important app called FD-Detector which will prevent countless lives in Nigeria from being lost to fake pharmaceutical drugs. 🇳🇬🇳🇬 🤗 #technovation #ourleadersoftomorrow #investinchildren 🧠 #girlpower #WeNurtureByNature #igboamaka 👏🏾
Sudan overturns their sentence against Noura. The court made its decision after accepting Hussein's version of events. Key to their decision was accepting that she had found a knife under her pillow before stabbing her husband, and did not take it from the kitchen, as prosecutors originally alleged. As I celebrate this news, I can’t help but think of all the girls who are subjected to forced marriage.
The story starts when Noura Hussein was just 16, and was married against her will. Her father and new husband signed a marriage contract, then when Noura finished high school in April 2017, she was forced to move into his home. The first time Noura’s new husband raped her, he got his two brothers and a male cousins to pin her down while he did it. She'd been unwilling to consummate a marriage that she never wanted - so he forced her to. The next morning, he tried to rape Noura again - but she managed to escape to the kitchen, where she grabbed a knife. In the ensuing scuffle, he sustained fatal knife wounds. When Noura went straight to her family and told them what had happened, her father turned her into the police and her entire family then disowned her. Noura Hussein is facing death by hanging after a Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious laws, found her guilty of premeditated murder for stabbing her husband as he raped her in April. On Thursday, the court sentenced her to death... at 19. The UN Women, UN Population Fund and UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa on Sunday appealed to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government for clemency for Hussein. Hussein’s lawyers said they are preparing to appeal against the court’s decision and have until May 25 to do so. The case has attracted international attention. Social media users on Twitter and Facebook are sharing her story under the hashtag #JusticeForNoura, and a petition on change.org has attracted almost 300,000 signatures. Amnesty International has started a campaign asking people to appeal to Sudan’s Minister of Justice Idris Ibrahim Jamil. Here is the link to partake in the Amnesty international's campaign: https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/urgent-save-noura-from-execution/
Happy mother’s day to all mothers out there! Your countless sacrifices are appreciated it. 💕💕💕