48 people in Uganda including 25 students from Makerere University were arrested after teargas was fired to disperse them for protesting the contentious removal of the presidential age limit, currently set at 75. If approved, the constitutional amendment could allow President Yoweri Museveni (73) to extend his stay in power.
Zannah Mustapha has helped to educate and feed hundreds of displaced Boko Haram orphans and his efforts have earned him the United Nations’ highest honour, the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award.
Elias Mungora a young Kenyan painter has been featured on a popular HBO series. Through his artwork he seeks to take his audience on a journey. “Let me walk you through the world as I see it, a brush, some paint, a pencil and lets share ideas,” he says.
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) membership now includes Somalia and Comoros as the 157th and 158th member states respectively. The Somali tourism industry is growing fast, which helps in job creation, cultural exchanges and economic growth that the country desperately needs right now.
Political scenarios would be ludicrous if played out in any other arena, but the African political scene is never without its antics. Uganda’s constitution may be changed to remove the Presidential age limit and give current President Museveni a chance to be President for Life.
Molemo Kgomo launched Ntombenhle Dolls in 2005 when she recognized the need for a doll that could capture her culture and bring it to life for her daughter and generations to come. The dolls celebrate the heritage of various South African cultural groups as they are dressed in apparel representing the following 8 cultural groups: Zulu, Sotho, Pedi, Swazi, Ndebele, Venda, Tsonga and Xhosa.
Like its counterparts all over the world, Africa’s elite political class desires power not so much to serve the people but to access the privileges of public office demonstrating the moral bankruptcy that exists in our leadership.
Some African politicians are far from the epitome of morality and can be downright crass in their sexual behaviour. South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is feeling the heat after emails were leaked which allege extramarital affairs with several women. Let’s look at some of the more glaring public showcases of this on the continent.
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