Whereas regular folks on the continent have demonstrated in solidarity against the extrajudicial killings in America, the thugs in power have remained mute. One could only imagine what the outcry from Africa would be if we still had leaders like Kwame Nkrumah
Scientists have developed a male contraceptive pill that prevents pregnancy by weakening the sperm, a process which is reversible. If introduced in Africa, could it really work?
Despite having a strong sense of my African identity, I loved African-Americans. I loved them more than me, I knew them more than me. Will Smith and Bill Cosby graced my screen before I was convinced to trust the African film industry
The God we have been taught to serve is not only alien to us but also harmful, we must kill him and in his stead raise one who has our best interests at heart.
In a Ghana hotel I overheard a western-sounding white male utter the following to a listener on his phone: “The people in Africa are so simple, I can do whatever I like here. They never challenge me.” My body froze, and of course I said and did nothing.
They say God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. Very cute, but because it rhymes doesn’t mean it’s true. If the creator, Obatala, can bring babies into the world retarded, is it not conceivable that sometimes he puts a female ‘spirit’ in a male body?
What is “race”? I was not aware of it growing up. Then I started school. “Well your dad is Ugandan so that makes you Ugandan.” “Doesn’t that make you coloured?” “You kind of look more Indian.” And so I began to define myself in opposition to others.
Adoption of children across the old apartheid categories is on the rise. There were 936 such adoptions in the last three years. Community journalism project GroundUp unpacks some of the issues the Department of Social Development calls “trans-racial” adoption.
The 2010 constitution prevents foreigners from owning land in Kenya, but as Kenyans have come to find out implementing these provisions are complicated by the ambiguous nature of the law and deliberate moves by the landed class to frustrate the process.