A recent interview in French media with Rwanda’s president went viral after it veered off script into the area of human rights. Why, one wonders, does this never happen to Western leaders? Does Donald Trump, for one, not have some explaining to do? It is time for Western media to talk about the West’s human right record.
Entrepreneurship is difficult even when a concept is sound. Many entrepreneurs have had to pivot and make a fundamental change to their business if their product or service failed to meet the needs of the intended market. This is the tactic that Obanor Chukwuwezam and Ogunlana Olumide, the co-founders of Prepclass, had to employ to make their company thrive.
While other African countries have been petitioning for decades and are actively moving towards the repatriation of cultural artefacts that were plundered during the colonial era, Kenya has only recently launched an investigation into which objects were removed from the East African nation, where in the West they are housed and who holds the agency to demand their repatriation.
Kofo Akinkugbe is the founder and CEO of SecureID Nigeria Ltd, a market leader in smart card technology and digital security. The company is a world-class manufacturing facility with the only smart card production plant in West Africa and is one of only six on the continent.
A UNICEF report has found that an estimated 115 million boys and men worldwide were married as children. Of these, one in five (23 million) became child grooms before the age of 15. Of the 82 countries analysed, the Central African Republic was found to have the highest prevalence of this practice.
Over time, a number of additions have been made to the initial LGBT acronym. The most common being Q, signifying “queer” or “questioning” to recognize the bulk of sexual and gender identities or expressions. To demystify the longer acronym we have compiled a list of the current initials under the umbrella
Seeking to mainstream the often othered narratives of queer women and non-binary persons “Dark Juices and Aphrodisiacs” is an anthology that explores the sensual lives of queer Africa. Using some well-known and some new voices from across the continent, the anthology opens up a new outlook on pleasure.
For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, Nana Akosua Hanson argues that the problem of sexual harassment in schools is rooted in patriarchy and that there is an urgent need for a complete overhaul of how we educate our children on matters of sex and relationships.
Most women who opt for sex toys prefer vibrators above all the other options available to them for self-pleasure. Vibrators are used for clitoral stimulation yet – absurdly – they are designed to resemble phalluses.
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe announced the re-introduction of the Zimbabwean Dollar replacing the multiple currency system in use since 2009 when hyper-inflation forced the country to abandon the local currency. The reintroduction has been largely met with cynicism. What do you think about the return of the Zim Dollar?
The political situation in Sudan remains tense and precarious. Reports say 128 people have been killed and more than 300 critically injured since June 3, when the military violently dispersed a sit-in camp in the capital Khartoum. Despite the ongoing violence by the military, demonstrators remain resolute to continue with their movement.
A creative school in Nigeria has come up with an affordable solution to solving a serious traffic issue. O2 Academy in Lagos designs 3D zebra crossing to reduce road accidents involving school children.
When a deputy headmaster at one of Zimbabwe’s top schools recently came out as gay, he faced a backlash that revealed a deep-seated homophobia. One Zimbabwean decided to stand up – and out – in support of the LGBTQI+ community in general and GALZ in particular.
Future Africa Forum founder and Zimbabwean entrepreneur Gerald Chirinda says the future is African. As Africa's story changes, young people from the continent have the responsibility to get involved in changing the narrative.
South African teenagers will attempt to fly across the continent on a four-seater Sling 4 plane that was assembled by a group of 20 students from a kit manufactured in South Africa by the Airplane Factory. The teens have already made a successful flight to their first stop in Namibia.
Poverty porn is and has always been a means of exploiting the poor and their suffering for financial gain and general consumption. It has become so mainstream and effective that the word “poverty” is synonymous with the developing world. Even with a wealth of knowledge and resources at our fingertips, divisive and limiting narratives still abound.
The hit series “When They See Us” on Netflix and the racially biased incident that just took place in Phoenix, Arizona, are reminders that the vision of the majority of white people are still clouded by racial bias.
The Kenyan High Court has ruled that rape survivors have the right to an abortion and ordered authorities to pay almost US$30 000 in damages to the mother of a teenage victim who died after a botched abortion. This was as a result of a directive by the Ministry of Health to withdraw national standard guidelines for the procedure.
The Guinean parliament has enacted a civil code that, while in favour of monogamy, stipulates that at the time of marriage, a husband has to declare that he opts for polygamy and gain the explicit agreement of his first wife.
In his Human Rights Day speech, President Zuma claimed “We now live in a thriving democracy with equal citizenship for all and a respect for human rights and dignity.” Tell that to the families of those killed by police in the last few years alone.