How do you tell Africa’s story when enemies and allies feed of Africa’s misconstrued image. Nathalie Munyampenda argues that it is urgent for Africans to reclaim its socio-political landscape.
Welcoming African travellers with open arms, Nigeria has announced that it will start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans in a major step towards the goal of encouraging free movement on the continent. The news is being applauded by Africans across the continent.
The replacement of English with Swahili as the medium of instruction in both primary and secondary schools will be key to Tanzania’s educational development, writes Kelechukwu Iruoma
Semi-permanent homes or thatched houses are a staple in African villages but leave dwellers open to the elements and without necessary amenities, Rwanda’s model villages seeks to change that. Rwanda’s Vision 2020, says at least 70 per cent of Rwandans in rural areas will be living in planned settlements by the year 2020.
When considering the future of Africa, most institutions neglect to look directly at women. AWDF approaches the question “what will become of Africa’s women in the future” from a whole new angle.
This is a call for contributions on all things pleasure. This Is Africa is producing an anthology that explores ideas of pleasure on the continent.
Over 40 men were arrested in Nigeria for performing “homosexual acts” and will stand trial. If found guilty, the accused could face up to 14 years in jail. Legislation in Nigeria criminalizes consensual same-sex conduct and the country is enforcing the law with mass arrests of persons who are suspected to be conducting in homosexuality and those who aide and abet them.
Kenyans of Asian heritage have been granted official recognition as the 44th tribe. The country is now witnessing the cementing of an intermingling with the Asian community that has existed since the 17th Century.
When you ask people who are outside the African continent what they know about Africa you are likely to be told poverty, Aids, child marriage, malnutrition among other sad and negative identifiers. Do you ever get to know about the great inventors, the entrepreneurs and the innovators?