Mining could be an enormous source of income for African women as even in lesser positions it pays better than other available work. However, women are barred from access to mining work due to restrictive cultural norms, taboos and gender discriminatory ideologies.
Kenyan international policy and development expert Naisola Likimani has joined SheDecides. This is a movement launched in reaction to the Global Gag Rule, which banned all American NGOs active in other countries from receiving US federal funding should they provide any abortion services, information or referrals to women.
Africa’s first hybrid electric vehicle was driven through Uganda’s business district, showcasing this advance in automation and the promising future of locally made energy-effective vehicles on local roads.
“Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand”, this African proverb sends one fundamental message – to knowledge, always add wisdom – or better, knowledge in and of itself, is not enough.
“The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people”, this African proverb speaks of the power of a people to make or break themselves, their countries and the globe. And so, it is with Africa. The success or failure of Africa rests squarely on the shoulders of its citizens, on the decisions they take.
Gani Taiwo is a 41-year-old artist and social activist who paints colourful murals on public toilets in the Ijora Badia slum of Lagos to help improve the settlement’s profile and its inhabitants’ quality of life.
Masiphumelele High School (Cape Town), teen will begin studying mechanical engineering at University of Cape Town (UCT) this year.
Creating a connection with his deaf niece motivated 25-year-old Kenyan innovator Roy Allela to invent a set of smart gloves, named Sign-IO, which converts sign language movements into audio speech in real time.
The University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa has appointed Professor Tawana Kupe as the new Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University. Prof Kupe becomes the first black person to be the VC and Principal at UP.