Building on what has proven to work in Africa will go a long way in ensuring that agriculture not only feeds Africa, but promotes inclusive growth and livelihood generation
Rape culture’s dominant beliefs, social practices and institutions consciously and unconsciously condone sexual abuse by normalizing, trivializing and even eroticizing the abuse. There are numerous times when victims of rape are silenced, fearing the monster that is society; a society too ashamed of its own perversion to try and correct it. Instead, it tucks the perversion in a dark corner, pretending it doesn’t exist, and thus a healthy breeding ground is established for rapists to thrive.
There are three African presidents who have caught the attention of the global media all for the same reason in the last couple of months or more. Presidents Kagame, Nkurunziza and Sassou Nguesso of Rwanda, Burundi and Congo Brazzaville respectively have actively sought and in one instance already acquired third terms of office
The recent arrest and trial of Reda el-Fouly, an Egyptian woman jointly charged with her partner for “disrupting morality” and “inciting debauchery” over a risqué music video filmed and posted online, has again raised questions over the protection of civil liberties, freedom of expression and artistic creativity in today’s climate of cultural and religious conservatism.