Religiosity has been associated with lower alcohol, drug use and risky sexual behaviours in young people in the Western Cape.
Women with albinism are making a strong and growing contribution to changing perceptions and seeing all People with Albinism (PWA) and other marginalised groups being integrated into society more fully.
Bob Marley’s culturally powerful, spiritual and socially conscious music has continued to unite and inspire people from across the world. Marley’ songs of African unity, Pan-Africanism, struggle for survival, love, peace, and protest remain relevant and powerful. Here’s our selection of Tuff Gong’s most powerful songs loved across Africa.
Angola has changed the “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct, and made discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation punishable by law.
Dignity After Death: The New York Times has come under heavy criticism for publishing gory pictures of black bodies strewn haphazardly after the terror attack in Kenya. The debate has raised ethical, moral and philosophical questions on protecting the dignity of human remains in general, and black bodies in particular after death.
Rwanda has followed Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa in cracking down on skin bleaching products that contain chemicals like hydroquinone and mercury, which have been linked to skin cancer and kidney and liver damage.
In an exhibition titled “Liberty”, Omar Victor Diop reinterprets defining moments of historical revolt and black struggle in Africa and the diaspora. His images challenge monolithic history-telling of roles such as African railway workers, French migrants, Second World War soldiers, Jamaican maroons and members of the Black Panther Party.
Why do African leaders still maintain the colonial structures of the Berlin Conference? It’s 134 years since the conference that changed the whole continent. The solution to the problems Africa faces, which stem from the Berlin Conference, is in the hands of Africans.
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.