Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.
A five-year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra was beheaded in a suspected ritual murder for her body parts in Mali. Her murder has caused an outrage in her home village and on social media. Prominent campaigner on albinism, Malian musician Salif Keita has commented on the murder of Djeneba, and pledged to fight for her justice.
Breast ironing, a traditional practice commonly done in Cameroon, is the use of hard or heated objects like a wooden pestle or scalding grinding stones to stop or slow the development of breasts in young girls, supposedly to “protect them from sexual harassment, rape and early pregnancy”.
The male pill could be on the horizon after early trials showed a once-daily tablet was safe and appeared to work, according to researchers. This pill will relieve the pressure on women, who currently bear the responsibility of birth control
Software tools for South Africa’s Nguni languages may assist with redress and effective communication.
There has been widespread reaction to the European features in a reconstruction of a mummy believed to be the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, the biological mother of King Tutankhamun. The question that is being asked is whether this is another case of historical ‘whitewashing.’
As black people, our hair is an expression of the infinite possibilities that emanate from the creative and daring consciousness.
Mũkoma wa Ngũgi explores a redefinition of what ‘icon’ means in the African context, the unearthing of names that are all too often forgotten, the invisibility of female icons in our historical narratives, and the nature and role of the diaspora in our cultural, political and economic production
Greetings Africa from the world’s 172nd most populous county, Cape Verde. Located about 500km off West Africa, it comprises 10 diverse islands, nine of which are inhabited.