African historical and cultural records were damaged and erased by colonisation, but even after independence, Africans have not invested adequately in restoring and safeguarding cultural and historical heritage.
Morocco sits on over 70 per cent of the world’s phosphate rock reserves, the mineral used for manufacturing phosphatic fertilisers. African countries should aggressively pursue joint venture investments in fertiliser manufacturing with Moroccan conglomerates as a pathway towards food security.
Africans, whether applying for a US, UK, or German visa, are racially profiled, discriminated, and humiliated. Visa rejections rates are staggering. African applicants are over twice as likely to be refused a visa than applicants from other parts of the world.
Calls for former colonial masters to pay reparations for their role in the enslavement of millions of Africans and the colonial exploitation of African lands has gained momentum in recent years.
There have been countless attempts over the past 30 years to arrive at a ballpark figure for reparations. However, history shows that Africans should focus more on how the question of “how much?” is framed. What can be paid is largely dependent on who Africans ask for reparations, where they ask, and how much they ask for.
The inability to make timely debt service repayments, due to a myriad of internal and external factors, including COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine crisis, have increased concerns about an impending debt crisis in Africa.
Second-hand clothes carry both the individual and collective identity of their origin, that is, the fashion, style, and aesthetics. They go by different names in different parts of Africa; mitumba in Kenya, obroni wawu in Ghana, in Zimbabwe mabhero or bhero, calamidades in Mozambique, hudheey/hudeey in Somalia, abloni or sogava in Togo — these names carry the societal or cultural meanings.
Even though men are solely responsible for 20-30 percent of all infertility cases and contribute to 50 percent of cases overall, infertility is still viewed as a woman’s burden, while male infertility remains invisible, enjoying socially sanctioned silence to avoid upsetting hegemonic masculinity.
Globally, only 25 percent of all national parliamentarians are women, and only 4 countries have 50 percent or more women in parliament. In Kenya, the statistics are no better.