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Positive Parenthood

Positive Parenthood

Over six years ago Donald and his partner Rudo, both living with HIV, decided that they wanted a child. Donald tells Mambo their story.

What to watch in 2015

What to watch in 2015

Black actors and actors with links to Africa will be blazing a trail across cinema and TV screens again this year with some sizzling hot new releases. Find out what not to miss and what’s got us talking.

Mambo issue 14 – Spring 2015

Mambo issue 14 – Spring 2015

Welcome to our best issue yet of Mambo, where we are celebrating and exploring things that are happening in the lives of Africans in the UK.

Five Common HIV Myths Exposed

Five Common HIV Myths Exposed

Sometimes it’s easy to push uncomfortable topics to the back of your mind, especially when it comes to our health. Why are we so reluctant to avoid tests that could save or prolong our lives?

Get Fit for Summer

Get Fit for Summer

Fitness enthusiast Henry Makiwa offers his top five tips to get your health programme in shape.

Recent News

Get help if you’ve been at risk of HIV

Get help if you’ve been at risk of HIV

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (also known as PEP) is a course of medication that can stop you becoming HIV positive after you’ve been exposed to the virus.

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Where to get condoms

Where to get condoms

If you’ve been reading our articles about safer sex you might be wondering where you can get condoms – you’ll be pleased to know there are lots of places where they are given out free.

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Dear Dr Michael…

Dear Dr Michael…

Do you have a health-related problem that’s troubling you? Terrence Higgins Trusts’ Medical Director Dr Michael Brady can help you find answers.

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A New Taste of Africa

A New Taste of Africa

Food blogger Antoinette Gilbert recreates African dishes with finesse and flair, presenting them in a stylish and contemporary way. She has been kind enough to share this recipe with Mambo. The challenge is this – go and make the dish and tell us what you think.

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Gospel Truths

Gospel Truths

Lorraine Kamara is the executive producer and presenter of hit gospel show All 4 Gospel (A4G) on VoxAfrica TV. She tells Mambo about the rising gospel stars she thinks will blaze a trail in 2015.

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Lucian’s Game

Lucian’s Game

Born in the UK to Tanzanian parents and raised in Zimbabwe, Lucian Msamati is a trailblazing director, stage and film actor known for his roles in Luther and more recently Game of Thrones. Mambo’s Taku Mukiwa caught up with him to find out a bit more about what makes him tick.

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African men… are you listening?

African men… are you listening?

Violence against women remains a gigantic problem. In fact, according to the United Nations, violence against women is a ‘global pandemic’. Award-winning blogger Minna Salami is looking for answers.

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Five Quotes from African Icons

We’ve selected five quotes from some of Africa’s iconic people. What are your favourite quotes?

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Focus on men’s health

Focus on men’s health

It’s autumn, the days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air – so exercise may be the last thing on your mind. But here are ten top ways to supercharge your health.

Stopping HIV in its tracks… It Starts With Me

Stopping HIV in its tracks… It Starts With Me

African communities in England can stop the spread of HIV in their community within a generation. This is the key message of HIV Prevention England’s (HPE) major new campaign – It Starts With Me.

HIV: What’s your risk?

HIV: What’s your risk?

HIV is a serious sexually transmitted infection, but it’s also relatively easy to guard against. Knowing how HIV is passed on during sex may help protect you or your partner from the virus. In this column, we explain the level of risk associated with different types of sex.

There’s no better time to test

There’s no better time to test

The Government has announced a change in the law that allows free HIV treatment for everyone diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their immigration status.