Nigerian youths face a myriad of economic and social challenges. From rampant unemployment, lack of electricity, fuel scarcity to police brutality, Nigerian youths have lost faith in the government but despite these existing catalysts for action and protest, the youths seem exhausted to continue fighting.
Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. The war has claimed over 800 civilian lives with millions displaced, according to the UN. When the war first started there was strong condemnation of the invasion from Africans but then it stopped. What followed has been an attitude of indifference.
When restrictions were introduced in Nigeria, Nollywood filmmakers bore the brunt. Filming stopped and Africa’s biggest movie industry ground to a painfully slow halt. We spoke to some creatives in the industry to discuss how the pandemic has affected their work.
For many Africans, Western countries continue to represent a certain standard they aspire to. The validation of our experiences, reality, history, cultures, art, music, icons, heroes and heroines continues to be through Western lens and standards.
New struggles are taking shape across the African continent and in the diaspora. Reminiscent of the 60s, a wave of consciousness has been sweeping across the continent with young people pushing for good governance and respect of fundamental human rights. At the core of the struggles is the desire by young Africans to be heard, respected and included in decisions to shape an inclusive Africa we want.
Following release of its major report detailing Sudanese government’s campaign of intimidation, persecution, and torture and its targeting of medical personnel, Physicians for Human Rights emphasizes need for protection of peaceful protesters and inclusion of civil society in Sudan’s future.
Osita Iheme is popular actor across Africa but after Fenty Beauty tweeted a meme of him, he has gone global. The Nigerian actor known by many as PawPaw has earned new audiences with his meme going viral on Twitter, and across other social media platforms.
Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah is the winner of the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing. The £10,000 prize is the most prestigious literary award for a short story on the continent.
A video showing a recently sworn-in Nigerian Senator assaulting a nursing mother has gone viral.