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Okayafrica Seeks Editorial Interns

Okayafrica seeks editorial interns in NYC.


We're looking for the brightest writers/bloggers in the NYC area to come aboard our team. To apply for Okayafrica's editorial internship send 2-3 writing samples and a resume to interns@okayafrica.com. Please indicate what field most interests you (music, art, film, fashion, politics, news).

-Must be NYC-based and able to make the commute to our Brooklyn office

-Have a strong background in writing

-Wordpress/blogging experience is a plus!

-Love for music, art, & culture from around Africa and the diaspora is highly encouraged

-The internship is unpaid

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Ugandan Sports Maven Usher Komugisha Is Preparing To Spread Her Wings

After successfully commentating at the recent Basketball Africa League held in Kigali, award-winning sports journalist and analyst Usher Komughisha is dead set on pursuing a new challenge.

Most times, when we think of sports industry personalities, especially in Africa, the first name that springs to mind is usually that of a male. Women, however, are increasingly breaking barriers and taking up their rightful positions everywhere in society. And it's so inspiring to watch!


Usher Komugisha continues to defy the odds, and she is rising to become a household name in the sports industry in Africa. If you followed the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) competition that kicked off on May 16, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, then you definitely know who we are talking about. With great power, control and a unique voice, Usher commanded the attention of basketball lovers in the 215 countries it was broadcasted to.

Usher's bubbly personality, which shone through when I first contacted her telephonically, brought warmth, a sense of comfort and for a minute it felt like we'd been friends for eternity. Below, she fills us in on her sports career and (near) future plans...

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