Good morning Africa from the culturally rich Rwanda, a landlocked country located in East Africa, whose green mountainous landscape has earned it the nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills”
Rachel Dolezal, the American white woman claiming to be black, got everyone thinking about who has the right to claim ownership of a particular ‘race’ – even though the construction of race is contested
In Northern Ghana, the children of accused witches are often implicated and isolated along with their mothers in Ghana’s witch camps and witch sanctuaries.
Culture and tradition have long been used as a means of shutting down debate on Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights on the continent even as the most vulnerable members of our society continue to suffer because of our chronic inability to engage with these matters. The context we live in has made it clear that regional bodies can no longer ignore issues such as abortion, safe sex and violence against sexual minorities as these are issues facing the majority on the continent today
To celebrate Gabon’s nationa Women’s Day we will be profiling inspiring Gabonese women who have have made a difference by standing up tall to be seen, heard and counted. We also would like to take this opportunity to salute all the Gabonese women who continue to work hard behind the scenes. We see you and we respect your hustle!
Twenty one years ago, the world stood by and watched while over a million perished across Rwanda. For Rwandans, the genocide against the Tutsi has no equal. For survivors, it is a daily decision to live. Yet, there is a new fight, genocide denial
When Europeans arrived in Africa they found it upon themselves to bring us commerce and civilization. However, Africa had its own forms of commerce, science, art and other measures of civilisation long before the arrival of the colonisers
Religion plays a huge role in Nigerian society. It shapes daily life and social order. People who don’t ascribe to religion are viewed as pariahs and this is a major problem. Is there room in Nigerian society for people to openly question their faith without negative consequences?
Black people simply have not learned enough about each other’s struggles. Most of what we know of each other has been filtered through mainstream white media images that have never depicted us with any real agency or nuance. While Black History Month has come to a close, we must continue to take time to reflect, learn, share and teach each other and the larger society about who we are and who we have been.