Statistics show that at least 70% of the Kenyan population still use traditional medicine. However, if this form of health care is to succeed and endure, especially when practiced in tandem with Western medicine, a serious look at legislation and the regulatory framework is needed.
A young Nigerian poet Chukwuemeka Akachi has taken his own life, just hours after he wrote a suicide post on Facebook. Akachi’s penultimate Facebook post was on his struggles with mental health, but few took it seriously.
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari recently returned to the country after a 10-day visit to the United Kingdom. The reason for his visit was unclear, leaving many Nigerians to speculate that he was on another media visit.
The under-representation of women’s achievements in the mainstream media is a serious problem, which perpetuates gender inequality. Social media can help to address this problem by highlighting women’s contributions, and achievements to break barriers and inspire young girls #AfricanWomenInAviation #WomenInAviation
Mike Zhang, a Chinese businessman, and leader in the community in northern Nigeria has been installed as chief in a bid to improve relations between locals and the growing Chinese community.
The creative sector can play a major role in boosting the African economy but greater transparency in the criteria of funding institutions like HEVA is needed.
Firebrand Ugandan legislator Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine is currently under house arrest. Bobi Wine has built a wide and popular platform and following defined by youth. He has been arrested several times before by President Yoweri Museveni’s government for his politics and activism.
Egypt’s parliament overwhelmingly backed constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in power until 2030. Some opponents have criticised the amendments as a step backwards for democracy.
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.