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October/November 2017

STRENGTH, Thy Name Is Woman-FEW MINUTES BEFORE writing this column, I received news of a friend’s death. He was 43, in Dubai, with three young kids, and died of a heart attack while out on a stroll. He lay on the dusty sidewalk, carried by strangers ... Read more


Keeping The Promise Made To Nelson Mandela
In this exclusive interview with FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, Oprah Winfrey talks about where it all started – in Mandela’s home where she spent 10 days and pledged to build a school for girls...

Is Hypnotherapy The Answer?
In the last issue of FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, we looked at how depression affects everyone from celebrities to CEOs. We now explore hypnotherapy as a way to mental wellness...

Birth Control For Mosquitoes
A team of scientists in South Africa have found that a mosquito they have known for 40 years now carries malaria in the wild. It called for a change of strategy and an unlikely treatment...

Fatima, 12 - Husband, 65
Nigeria is home to the largest number of child brides in Africa. Young girls become a mode of payment to alleviate poverty, ending up sick, traumatized and divorced...

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Cover Stars Speak
For four years, FORBES WOMAN AFRICA has related the African growth story, showcasing the stellar role the continent’s female powerhouses have played...

‘Didn't Want To Be The Boss's Daughter’
Born into money, she started working at age 10 to hone her skills to build companies selling luxury and opulence.

The Scars That Took Her Far
The plant oil she used to heal her scars eventually became her livelihood.

Not Just The Men’s Tailor
Her epiphany came in a Nigerian marketplace; and she chose to design bespoke suits for men.

The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017
La La Lots: Emma Stone earned an estimated $26 million between June 2016 and June 2017.

Surely, This Has Happened TO YOU TOO
Gaslighting – the subtle abuse plaguing women in the workplace.

Will There Be Any Elephants Left In 2030?
Paula Kahumbu spent her childhood catching snakes and frogs in forests and swamps. Starting her career in the bush counting monkeys...

A Land Of Many Dances
Our travel writer Ramdas Iyer went in search of old villages, cultural events and festive dancing in Swaziland where rural meets royalty.


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