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Belinda van der Stoep

Belinda van der Stoep: Happy New Year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We’ll at least it should be. But last year I wasn’t feeling the holidays spirits. Maybe it’s the fact that I actually had to work throughout Christmas and couldn’t even attend a dinner with …
Beauty tips for Harmattan

Beauty tips for Harmattan season

The Harmattan is a dusty and dry wind that hovers over West-Africa from the month of November to the end of March. Working in Ghana last year had not only given me the opportunity to meet the business environment of my homeland, …
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Have a FAB 2014, dear AFRICA

To all ABINA-readers, we wish you an awesome Christmas and a Happy New Year! I enjoy Christmas, because it reminds me of a grace given to me as a Christian. At times people, who celebrate Christmas totally forget why it is celebrated …

SORRY for no posts!

It’s been quite a while since anything is posted on ABINA. Lovely ladies and gentlemen, school ooh is taking all my time this week. The annoying part is, that it’s so important for me to finish this. You know that nothing can …

Africans and African Time

We Africans from the Diasporas run into multi-cultural differences that collide at times. Think of it, an African person who is raised in the West deals with a different culture in public places opposing to the culture in the African homes. Whether …

On to a FAB 2013!!

It’s almost the last day of the year and we are very blessed to enter into a new year with you. 2012 was a try-out year for us and it resulted to even more: an own domain, a team of contributors and …

How do Africans Kiss?

“How do Africans kiss?” That question will probably have you thinking and then thinking again. Because when I think of the answer to that question, I barely recall Africans kissing in the first place. I have witnessed black people kissing, of course. …

Happy Easter to all

Easter might not be an important day to everyone, since it’s a Christian celebration. Though not everyone might be a Christian and not celebrating Easter like Christians, do, let us remind each other of the power of giving and of grace. Those …
Model thin is TOO thin

Model thin is TOO thin

Let’s be real, model thin is too thin. The sight of skinny, gap-in-between-legs kind of women is way too thin. But this is the image which has been portrayed in World fashion over the years with the public accepting this. This image …