Online age, the bane of social media platforms; 4chan, 8chan among others where public figures gets lampooned, at the click of a button. Meghan Markle has been at the receiving end of unprecedented visceral abuse, fuelled in part by racism and negative media coverage. Time to introspect and look into our global consciousness, writes Andrew Chatora.
The negative effects of lower levels of self-stigma can be offset by positive coping strategies.
Nikiwe Dlova is a young creative from Soweto, South Africa who expresses herself through her hair, fashion, music and art. She started a Hair Street Culture platform, which showcases freedom of hair expression in individuals, art and media productions.
For a continent that did not define its internal borders, Africans are certainly very serious about enforcing these divisions.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
The International Year of Indigenous Languages serves as a good impetus to start implementing policies that prioritises Africa’s own languages.
One of the largest student-led conferences on Africa will take place at Oxford University in May 2019.
We celebrate an African icon Julius Nyerere born on this day in 1922. We remember Baba wa Taifa, “Mwalimu” Nyerere and pay homage to this African hero, widely respected for his sweeping vision of education and African unity. Here’s our selection of Mwalimu’s quotes.
By now it is common knowledge that products marketed to women cost more. In some cases they cost multiple times more than the exact same products for men. This “pink tax” is imposed despite the fact that women are paid less than men. And in Africa, a lower level of quality seems to apply – as in the case of Proctor and Gamble’s Always sanitary products.