Nigerians have expressed their outrage at the news that the country’s 469 newly elected lawmakers will receive a total of US$13 million (4.68 billion naira) as a welcome package after their inauguration in June. The money is said to be for helping them “sort out accommodation and furniture issues”.
Since when is the label “savage” a positive one? There is a disconcerting absence of civility, even basic humanity, in our social media interaction, and it is doing untold damage.
The Daily Show host is facing criticism for his portrayal of the South African opposition politician, comparing the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters to Donald Trump.
Dr Tererai Trent a Zimbabwean academic will be honoured with a life-size statue in New York alongside Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett, and others for their work fighting for gender equality. She is among 10 women named as the most inspiring women in the world.
Master’s degree student Ghaneshree Moonsamy has been awarded a PhD for her breakthrough work in the farming of the highly threatened foodstuff abalone.
The prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has been awarded a prestigious international prize for his successful peacemaking efforts in his region.
The IAAF in a letter to the World Medical Association (WMA) stated that South Africa’s Caster Semenya, a woman, was free to compete as a man unrestrictedly. The IAAF letter has been slammed by many people on social media, seen as an attempt by the IAAF to further humiliate Semenya.
The community organisation Fatumas Voice will be holding its first Youth Uniting Africa Conference outside of Kenya in June 2019. The goal is to discuss the major challenges currently facing the youth in Africa and identify reasonable and actionable solutions.
For a continent that did not define its internal borders, Africans are certainly very serious about enforcing these divisions.