South Africa has a complex and diverse history regarding LGBT+ rights. Their legal and social status has been influenced by a combination of traditional South African culture, colonialism and the lingering effects of apartheid. South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution was the first in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. Writer Kgabo Chuene interrogates how far we have really come.
With US sanctions preventing Uber from operating in Sudan, there was an opportunity for an innovative local car service. Entrepreneur Ashraf Sarif and his partners came up with Mishwar, a car service app which has grown tremendously. Writer Omnia Shawkat tells us more.
It’s not just about hair – it’s about racism. An orphanage manager narrates the difficulty of raising confident young black and coloured girls an a world that constantly tells them ‘white is right’.
Blogging has become a phenomenon across the world, providing an informal platform that creates access to differing human experiences in numerous contexts. In our interests, we hardly ever look to the north of Africa to see the wealth of literary content that is pouring out of there. Here is a list of young Sudanese literary bloggers and writers who will serve as an introduction to the range of talent to be found in Sudan.
Did you know: Kerma (also known as Dukki Gel) was the capital city of the Kingdom of Kerma which existed 5,500 years ago and was located in present day Sudan. Producing decades of research and excavations, Kerma is one of the largest archaeological sites in ancient Nubia. Here are 7 cool facts on Kerma from Professor Charles Bonnet.
Women are known for their ability to shoulder responsibilities in their homes; those same traits that enable them to do so can be used to participate in nation building. I’m not going to list what makes women so resilient; instead, I’ll discuss how some traits can affect the community in both negative and positive ways, says Athiek Abraham.
Is there something that artists should or shouldn’t be doing? And are we, the public, who are the consumers of art, the ones to decide what that is? It is in this context that Kgabo Chuene interrogates responses to Ayanda Mabulu’s controversial work.
If we are to curb high rates of HIV infections and pregnancy in schools, condoms must be accessible.
Ghanaian artists face an uphill struggle in their quest to attain national recognition for their work. With the introduction of new digital technologies and audiences on social media, is this beginning to change? Writer Kirsty Osei-Bempong speaks to several Ghanaian artists to find out.