The opioid epidemic that was declared a public health emergency in America is now ravaging the youth of Africa. Unlike expensive opioid prescription drugs, codeine, found in certain cough syrups, is cheap and easily purchased over the counter.
The recently concluded week-long AfrikaBurn festival, an annual event for the past decade, has been described as one of Africa’s most unique, unusual and mind-blowing festivals – even when it lacks African influence and black participation
Rwanda is one of the African countries that is not party to the Rome Statute and President Kagame has criticised the International Criminal Court for being a “fraudulent institution” that has become a tool for controlling Africa
Female runners with high testosterone must use hormones to reduce those levels or they will not be allowed in international races between 400m and the mile, according to an IAAF rule starting Nov. 1 2018. The IAAF ruling has set tongues wagging criticised by many on social media and by sports analysts as unfair and unjustifiable discrimination.
In a surprising development the conservative southern African country of Zimbabwe published a licensing regime that will allow the legal cultivation of marijuana. After Lesotho it is the second African country to take the controversial step. The government of Zimbabwe says it will now issue five-year licences for the production and sell of marijuana for medical or research use.
Authorities have in the span of two months closed more than 6,000 churches and 100 mosques across Rwanda, including 714 in the capital city of Kigali, for failure to comply with health, safety, and noise regulations. The closures have been met with mixed reactions as human rights groups have long accused Pres Kagame’s government of clamping down on freedom of expression.
The Nubuke Foundation, a gallery and arts foundation located in East Legon, a suburb of Accra, Ghana, transformed the walls of its exhibition space into a shrine for African women photographers who tell their stories through a unique lens
Violence and stigma aimed at people with albinism is widespread. South African doll makers are creating dolls that resemble girls living with albinism to give them representation and help dispel stereotypes.
In an interview with the American cable-television network CNN’s Christine Amanpour, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has firmly reiterated that he will continue to uphold Kenyan laws criminalising same-sex relationships. “[T]hose laws are 100% supported by 99% of the Kenyan people, regardless of where they come from,” Kenyatta said.