Meet Somali trailblazer Halima Aden, the first hijab-wearing model on cover of Allure magazine
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Africans rising Meet Somali trailblazer Halima Aden, the first hijab-wearing model on cover of Allure magazine

Posing in a headpiece from Nike’s first hijab collection, the 19-year-old trailblazer Halima Aden looked luminescent on July’s issue cover of the top American women’s beauty magazine Allure titled: “This is American Beauty.” Somali trailblazer Halima is the first hijab-wearing model on cover of Allure magazine.

“After getting pregnant, you are done!” says President John Magufuli
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Politics and Society “After getting pregnant, you are done!” says President John Magufuli

When he took office in 2015, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.

DA’s Helen Zille says latest apology over colonialism tweets genuine
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Politics and Society DA’s Helen Zille says latest apology over colonialism tweets genuine

South Africa: Western Cape Premier Helen Zille insists her latest apology over her colonialism tweets is genuine – and admits she shouldn’t have continued to defend her comments. It looks that outside the DA, many South Africans, and indeed Africans are skeptical of the apology and the issue seems far from forgiven.