Ghanaian women are the third most beautiful ladies in Africa, according to ranking site Ranker. They were beaten to the top spot by Somalia and Djibouti in that order, suggesting Somalian ladies are the most beautiful on the Continent.

 

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After Ghana are Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Kenya, Kenya, Rwanda and Seychelles – all fall within the first 10 African countries ranked according to beauty. At the bottom of the 54-nation beauty ranking is the Central African Republic.

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This suggests women from the CAR are the least beautiful on the Continent. Apart from the CAR, the others at the bottom 10 include: Republic of Congo, 53; Swaziland, 52; Guinea Bissau, 51; Burkina Faso, 50; Equatorial Guinea, 49; Lesotho, 48; Malawi, 47; Chad, 46 and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 45.

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Voting is done by visitors who click a ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ icon placed right by pictures of national beauty queens of each of country. Miss Ghana 2013, Naa Okailey Shooter’s photo is the picture attached to Ghana’s spot. The more likes clicked by the site’s visitors – based on the picture they see – the higher a country climbs in the ranking.

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Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim.Meet Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim, after escaping the civil war in Somalia, the twin sisters relocated to Washington D.C. They embarked upon their career in the fashion industry by creating a multicultural fashion label-Mataano, which has gained global recognition.

Their premier collection debuted in Spring 2009 gained significant buzz throughout the industry. The queen of day-time television, Oprah Winfrey, invited the twins via skype on her show titled “Young Millionaire Moguls”.This attention definitely brought a huge national buzz to their brand and attracted avid attention from the press including, Vogue Italia, Arise Magazine, Essence Magazine, CNN International and numerous magazines and blogs.

They use workshops to discuss their motivation for fashion and how they were able to break into the fashion world.
keep up the good work!

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Credit: – MATAANO (translates as “twins” in Somali)

AFRICAN CELEBRITIES WHO INSPIRE US:

We may not be aware, but quite a lot of celebrities were born in Africa. Some of them moved to Europe or the US with their families while some of them still reside in their home country.

Nevertheless, all of them had significant impacts on the society both with their brilliant works and their volunteering activities that raised awareness among millions.

Iman (Iman Abdulmajid)

Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid also known as Iman was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1955. Her father was a former Somali ambassador to Saudi Arabia. She was sent to boarding school in Egypt at the age four.

She moved around in East Africa quite a lot due to political unrests until ending up in Kenya where she studied political science at the University of Nairobi.

Upon being discovered by an American Photographer in Kenya, she moved to the US to pursue a modeling career. Her emergence in modelling was quick and successful as she was assigned immediately by Vogue. Her exotic features made her a favorite for many designers such as Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Yves Saint-Laurent.

In 1994, she started her own cosmetics brand Iman Cosmetics. Using her make-up experience throughout the modelling career, she came up with her formulations of the products.

The successful firm currently earns over 25 million USD per year. In addition to her success in cosmetics, she created a clothing design line called Global Chic in collaboration with Home Shopping Network (HSN).

As a multifunctional figure, she even took part in several tv shows and movies during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Some of these works include Out of Africa starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, No Way Out with Kevin Costner and Star Trek VI.

She is also actively involved in many charities, serving as an Ambassador for organizations such as Save the Children and Children’s Defense Fund.

Her primary focus is to enhance the well-being of the children and families of Eastern African countries that struggle with political unrest.

She was also the spouse of the English Musician David Bowie from 1992 until Bowie passed away in 2016….

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Iman was born on July 25, 1955, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Then a student at the University of Nairobi, she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard.

Through the 1970s and 1980s, Iman was a favorite model in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent devoted the “African Queen” collection to her….She was a favourite model of the late fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent.

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Since retiring from modeling, Iman has done charity work in Somalia, started a cosmetics line and was married to the rocker David Bowie who sadly passed away in 2016.

Join African Celebs in wishing Iman a wonderful birthday! 

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Double Olympic & double World champion Mo Farah CBE turns a year older today!   Join us wishing UK’s greatest ever distance runner God’s richest blessings on his birthday and every day… 

He grew up in West London and began running at school when spotted by his PE Teacher. He arrived in the UK from Somalia at the tender age of 10…

 

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Mo was a very successful junior athlete winning the European Junior 5000m title in 2001. His major breakthrough on the senior stage came in 2006 when he won a silver medal in the 5000m in the European T&F Championships and later in the year won the European Cross Country Championships. At global level he went on to place a creditable 6th in the 2007 World T&F Championships and 7th in the 2009 World T&F Championships.

Mo’s career took another step forward in 2010 with a 5000m & 10,000m golden double at the European T&F Championships and one week later became the first British man to run sub 13 minutes for the 5000m with a National Record time of 12:57.94. 2011 was a dream season for the popular 28 year old as he became the first British man to win the 5000m in the World T&F Championships a few days after winning the silver medal in the 10,000m. He smashed the European 10,000m Record with a time of 26:46.57 and improved the British 5000m Record to 12:53.11.

On the 4th August 2012, Farah created history at the London Olympic Games. In his first race Mo capped off ‘Super Saturday’ by winning the 10,000m gold in a time of 27:30.42. This was Great Britain’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the 10,000m and came after two other gold medals for Great Britain in the same athletics session. A week later on the 11th August 2012, Mo completed the hardest track double of them all by winning the 5,000m in a time of 13:41.66. Farah now joins just 5 people (Zatopek, Kuts, Viren, Yifter, Bekele) in the history of the Olympic Games to win the 5k/10k double and the only athlete to do it on home soil. To finish off an amazing 2012 Mo’s wife Tania gave birth to twin daughters Aisha and Amani who Mo dedicated each of his gold medals to…

What an inspiration!

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 US Threatens Aid Cuts to SomaliaThe United States is threatening to cut aid to Somalia if the bickering president and prime minister don’t solve their differences.

The Current problem erupted after the president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud rejected a reshuffle of the cabinet by prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed late October of this year.

The US has made it clear to boycott the upcoming international conference on Somalia in Denmark scheduled next week, according to a US top official Jamed P. McAnulty as confirmed by a Somali official who spoke with anonymity.

The US pays bulk of the budget of the Federal Government of Somalia and the African peacekeepers (AMISOM) in the country shoring it up as the Somali federal goverment fights the AlQaeda-linked islamists of AlShabaab.

Kenyan_PoliceKenyan police said Wednesday they had arrested 10 suspected attackers, including two female suicide bombers, who had crossed into the country from war-torn Somalia.

“These 10 suspects were involved in recent terror attacks in Nairobi before they fled to Somalia, and now they have sneaked back,” police spokeswoman Gatiria Mboroki told reporters.

She did not reveal the nationalities of those arrested or provide any other details.

Kenya has been hit by a string of attacks in recent months blamed on Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents.

The Shebab claimed they carried out the September 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall killing at least 67 people.

The Islamists said the attack was a warning to Kenya to pull its troops out of southern Somalia, where they are fighting the extremists as part of an African Union force.

Ahmed Abdi Godane, the Shebab chief who vowed to bring “rivers of blood” to Kenya, was killed in a US air strike in October.

Source: Nairobi (AFP)

Setup by Mo Farah and his wife Tania in September 2011, the Mo Farah Foundation is a charity focussed on health improvement, education and the alleviation of poverty in the horn of Africa and the UK.

Mo and Tania believe this is unacceptable; through the Foundation, they want to reach all their supporters and work with them to address the most urgent needs.

The Charity’s Aims

The aims of the Foundation include;

▪ Helping to provide safe drinking water and sanitation

▪ Improve Access to Healthcare

▪ Support Livelihood and generation income

▪ Promote education

▪ Identify, nurture and harness the sporting talent of young adults as part of the Olympic Legacy.

Beneficiaries include;

▪ Internally displaced peoples of Somalia and Kenya affected by severe drought and conflict.

▪ Young people in the UK from deprived backgrounds   UK Projects / Academy

The Mo Farah Foundation launched its first UK initiative during August 2013 designed to progress home grown sporting excellence whilst building on the London Olympic Legacy. Book your tickets now! For more information Click  Here