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Tanzania Swears in Its First-Ever Woman President

By Khanyi Mlaba Samia Suluhu Hassan has officially been sworn in as Tanzania’s first woman president after the unexpected death of former President John Magufuli on Wednesday March 17.  Hassan, who was previously the country’s vice president, automatically became acting president following the passing of Magufuli, and was officially sworn into the position two days later. “I, Samia Suluhu Hassan, promise to be…

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Healthy Banana Muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe Courtesy of Favorite Family Recipes These banana muffins are unlike any you’ve made before! They are moist and rich with a subtle banana flavor, then topped with a delicious cinnamon crumb topping. Not to mention—these banana muffins are healthy and low fat, thanks to a surprising oil substitute.  Ingredients 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder…

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The Women-Only Village Inspiring Land Equality in Kenya

The women of Umoja could soon own titled land, 30 years after the all-female village was founded By Dominic Kirui UMOJA, Kenya, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Jane Nolmongen’s husband banished her from their family home in northern Kenya after discovering she had been raped by a British soldier, she went somewhere she knew she would be safe: a…

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Fitness Motivation Tricks That Actually Work

Nearly a dozen research- and expert-backed tips you haven’t heard before. By Alyssa Sparacino Low energy. Busy schedules. Oversized expectations. These are just some of the common barriers (or excuses) that can come between you and your fitness goals. Despite knowing that regular exercise can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and help maintain a healthy weight, sometimes actually, well, moving is simply…

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