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Nigerian Label Re Bahia's 'Minimal Dreams'

Take a look through Nigerian label Re Bahia's "Minimal Dreams" collection in our featured gallery.

A minimalist aesthetic dominated by simplicity and elegance makes Nigerian  label Re Bahia's, by designer Orire Omatsola, garments wearable while still enhancing the feminine silhouette. The label's 'Minimal Dreams' collection mainly makes use of plain colors filled with timeless design. True to her designs, Omatsola mentioned: "as a creative, I love to focus on the bare necessity. Call it a cliché but for me, less is honestly more. I believe in creating pieces that are clean, finely finished and most importantly non-fussy. I really wanted a simple palette for this collection. I had to train myself for the first time to be as cohesive as possible, focusing on only three colours, white, blue and pink." Well, we think that she provided a gorgeous collection for Spring/Summer 14. The timeless aspect is definitely a plus. Scroll through our gallery to view the collection above. If you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #rebahia.

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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