Africa, Learn to Save Yourself! – Editor’s Weekly ‘Run-It-Back’ to Content From the Archives

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In this article, we let the sounds of inspiring content previously published on Qazini (content you may have forgotten about) echo and reverberate in your mind with renewed power to inspire you, challenge you, and empower you to be your absolute best.

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Fear, shame or both?

Why is it that sexually active individuals, both young and old, are afraid of buying condoms? Why do they employ weird tactics when trying to get their hands on some? Wanjiru Thuku found some interesting answers to this question from interviewing the people giving away and selling to them. Read more as she relates why we need to destigmatise the practice of safe sex.

Africa, learn to save yourself!

For a long while, Africa has received quite a number of ‘white saviours’, mostly consisting of celebrities, who come in to ‘sensitise and build awareness’ by showing the worst of Africa. Peter Gatuna delves deeper into why this practice is harmful and calls on Africa to rise to the challenge of helping its people. Read more about it here.

Listen, and listen well…

Have you ever been in a situation where you didn't feel heard? How did that make you feel? In that situation, or a different one, do you think you listened to the other person or side? Would you say that you are a good listener? What makes a good listener? From a personal encounter, Susan Njoroge had her listening skills put to the test. Find out what she discovered about the healing power of listening and some tips to help you listen well to foster connection and understanding.

You too can be financially free!

'But, how?' You might ask. That is exactly what Steve Muriithi explain in six steps. By following the steps, you can begin your journey towards financial freedom. Picture your ideal financially-free life, what would that be for you? Are you ready to work towards it? Here is what you need to do.

Tell me about your relationship with your mother…

From infancy, every child needs the warmth, touch, nurture, attention, and love of a mother. But what happens to children who, for one reason or the other, have absentee mothers? What if they got separated either through death, divorce, migration, illnesses, or other irrefutable reasons? How about the case of the physically present but emotionally absent mum? What impact does this have on the child when they eventually become an adult? Can the effects be reversed or dealt with? Venus Namu answers all these questions here.


Have you heard that everybody else is advancing and getting better? Don’t be left out. Even vampires evolved; the things and people that hurt us the most no longer suck blood, they suck attention. May your attention be attentive to stuff that’s lifting you. See you again next Tuesday when we run it back to more inspirational stories!