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.
The German government has returned 25 of possibly hundreds of Herero and Nama skulls taken from Namibia for examination by racial anthropologists in an attempt to justify the theory of European Superiority.
A research team, led by South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent, dubbed “Mauritia”, beneath the African island of Mauritius. Although the continent may be lost, it has left traces of its existence to remind us that there is more of Earth to explore