After a committee of distinguished faculty drawn from across Harvard University released a report on the institution’s legacy of slavery, Harvard President Larry Bacow announced a $100 million commitment to remedy the ‘persistent educational and social harms that human bondage caused.’ Here we outline the revelations and recommendations that led to this unprecedented decision.
Mwai Kibaki, Kenya’s third President died on April 21 at the age of 90. We look back at his life, leadership, missteps, and legacy.
An entrepreneur in the DRC is showing us how eco-friendly construction can help manage non-biodegradable waste. The management of plastic waste continues to be a major challenge worldwide. Innovative solutions for recycling the alarming amount of plastic pollution are a need that cannot be understated.
Equal parenting is a concept that is gaining traction as more men push for active roles in child-rearing and more women call for a shift in normative parenting roles. In many African countries, this concept could help overturn paternal absenteeism.
Women in South Africa from 18 years of age and older have the green light to use the DPV-VR Ring. The silicone ring gives women an alternative preventative measure against HIV thus advancing sexual reproductive health rights for women in the country.
American multinational technology company, Amazon, had started construction of its $300 million Africa headquarters before a court ruled to pause it. The court stated that the matter ultimately concerns the rights of indigenous peoples who find the project ‘egregious and obscene’.
Kenyan Lady Justice Martha Koome launched a Sexual and Gender-based Violence court at the Shanzu Law Courts in Mombasa. The court will be similar to those in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia in its management and prosecution of SGBV cases.
Google Arts and Culture has created a virtual gallery to showcase Malian culture. In partnership with Timbuktu Resistance, UNESCO World Heritage, SAVAMA-DCI, and Instruments for Africa, the exploration is detailed and categorised in 4 M’s- manuscripts, monuments, music, and modern art.
Men and women alike have denigrated Feminism. It is characterised as excessive, man-bashing, and against the feminine ideal. But while men may disagree that women deserve equal rights, it is ironic that some women are fighting against the very thing advocating for their gender.