When you google “homes in Africa,” this shows up!

Unfortunately, this is what is shown majority of the time in the media. So we decided to post some beautiful African homes to help stop the negative stereotype, enjoy:

These are some of the many beautiful homes in Africa, continue this thread with pictures of some more beautiful homes in Africa if you like. This is what the media never shows!

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Dozens of brave Ugandans gathered this weekend to celebrate Pride, even in the face of rampant homophobia and the risk of violence from the community or even the government. 

At a secluded beach in Entebbe, on Lake Victoria just outside the capital Kampala, a group of about 70 people holding banners including “I have a relationship with Jesus and I’m gay”, marched a short distance as music blared out. […]

“We are here to send a message to the wider population that we do exist and we want rights like any other Ugandan,” said Moses Kimbugwe, one of the marchers. “We think this is a step moving forward.”

Every time someone in Uganda celebrates their LGBT identity in public, it’s an act of resilience, of defiance, of revolution. I am forever impressed and humbled by these individuals. (via the Huffington Post)

His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, Victorious Cross, Distinguished Service Officer, Military Cross, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular
—  Idi Amin’s official title, given to him by himself
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Members of Kahal Kadash She'erit Yisrael celebrate Shabbat in Putti synagogue.

Kahal Kadash She'erit Yisrael is a group of 123 Orthodox Jews based in eastern Uganda and part of the wider Abayudaya Jewish community The Abayudaya Jewish sect in Uganda was formed in the 1920’s by military leader Semei Kakungulu and slowly gained knowledge of Judaism and it’s practices through Jewish travelers. By the 1970’s there were as many as 3000 members of the Abayudaya, but persecutions by the Idi Amin regime forced many to convert to Christianity or Islam. Today there are approximately 700 members and 5 synagogues based around the town of Mbale in eastern Uganda, with the majority of followers practicing Conservative Judaism.

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Prudence Ukkonika’s success with wines is inspiring her fellow women to build careers

Every day in Uganda’s markets, wheelbarrows of leftover fruit are dumped into gutters and streets, and often shoppers find their feet sinking into slime. It is this public wastage that inspired Ugandan entrepreneur Prudence Ukkonika to start making organic wines and juices using the abundant fruit.

“Every morning I walked past the market to go to work, it was painful to see so many pineapples, mangoes, passion fruits… going to waste,” the former civil servant says as she loads a carton of Bella Wine, one of her products, onto a truck parked outside K-Roma Limited, the company she founded.

K-Roma, whose offices are in Wandegeya, a robust business centre in Kampala also known for its vibrant nightlife, manufactures packages and distributes wines and juices all over East Africa. Sitting at the helm of a company with an estimated worth of over $350,000, Ukkonika’s success is no mean achievement at a time when there are still few female winemakers world over – and even fewer from Africa.

Today, Ukkonika works with Ugandan farmers, most of them women, to grow fruits that provide raw material for her industry.

“Growing up, they told us to wait for our husbands to give us everything. But now, with the women’s rights movement, everything has changed,” she says. “We must not just talk about liberating women. We must put our talk into action and empower them.”

Cultural and religious factors, along with lacklustre agricultural policies, have often put massive barriers in the way of female entrepreneurs in the sector, and Ukkonika is determined to break stereotypes and show that women can make money out of the country’s agricultural bounty.

“Our young people are running away but there is a lot of money to be made here in Africa. We have land, good weather, everything we need,” Ukkonika says.

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“We return to Uganda for a special message from profoundly deaf Patrick Otema. How has life changed for the 15-year-old who started sign language lessons just 10 weeks ago.”

I hadn’t seen the update yet. New content starts at 2:45.

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Hey everyone,

Earlier in the summer we spoke about the possibility of having travel trips to various places on the continent that would allow travelers to explore our Africa from an educational, cultural and adventurous point. Our friends at Curious on Tanzania have allowed us to make this possible. Curious on Tanzania aims to inspire and fulfill curiosities about the art, culture, and beauty of Tanzania by sharing experiences, organizing and inspiring future travels, highlighting the seen and unseen beauty of the country and its people, and contributing to the empowerment of local communities in terms of sustainable tourism. So we present to you, our first trip which will take place in 2016! 


Those interested can email us at info@OurAfricaBlog.com to get more information about the trip.

We look forward to sharing our Africa with you all!