Tracing the history of Ghana’s Cape Coast Castle where Africans walked through the infamous “door of no return” directly in to the slave ships to cross the Atlantic Oceans sold into slavery, and never to set foot on their homelands again, evokes sad and horrific memories.
The importance of Timbuktu to African heritage is priceless due to its historic position in West Africa as a major knowledge hub and vibrant economic city during the 15th and 16th centuries. Timbuktu is an old city of great significance, whose name is the most recognizable in the history of Africa. To date, Timbuktu remains a popular tourist destination given the wealth of its historical archives.
Rwanda is one of the countries in the world with a high representation of women in leadership especially in the legislature. However, despite the inroads made in gender parity, poverty and HIV/Aids stigma has continued to hinder the progression of women in society. Gatsata, a cooperative of women has been working to empower and provide a second chance to vulnerable and marginalized women.