Yaw Adjei-Gyamfi explores the links between Emperor Haile Selassie and Rastafarians and considers why he remains a source of inspiration for Rastas all over the world.
Nompumelelo Kapa is the first person in the University of Fort Hare’s 102 year history to have written and published a PhD thesis in isiXhosa. Dr Kapa received her PhD in Literature and Philosophy for her thesis in isiXhosa, one of South Africa’s official languages.
We need action to increase the number of black scientists if we’re ever to see a black Nobel winner.
After completing her undergraduate degree, 32-year-old Lulu Jemimah successfully joined Oxford University’s master’s programme. Despite this feat, her parents were more focused on her future nuptials. Fed up with the pressure, Lulu returned to Uganda and, in a mock ceremony, married herself.
Congolese gynaecologist Dr Denis Mukwege is known as “Doctor Miracle” for his ability to surgically repair the horrific damage inflicted on sexually abused victims in a country described by a top UN official as “the rape capital of the world”.
Language is not stagnant but ever evolving. Find New Words is an initiative that seeks to use this ability in the hope of giving LGBTQI+ issues full expression in our African home languages.
It is worth considering whether corrupt or ineffective leaders are deliberately fanning the flames of homophobia so that we, the electorate, will lose focus and not hold them to account.
Tennis player Naomi Osaka beat 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams in a 6-2, 6-4 win in the US Open. But the reporting of her victory has shone the spotlight on a worrying disregard for the black excellence that Osaka represents.
The wigs and robes worn by judges and lawyers in former British colonies are among the most glaring symbols of colonial inheritance; an inheritance so old-fashioned and uncomfortable that even British barristers have stopped wearing them.