Over 60% of girls in Ethiopia are married by the age of 18. Many don’t have support in negotiating with their husbands and families to take control of their own fertility.
Joseph Shabalala would grow world famous for his music. But it is shaped by the spiritual aspects of his life as much as it is by the hardships of black life – and by his dreams.
Kenya’s political leaders have always had a vested political interest in the control of the country’s media. But no president has had a more terrifying presence in Kenyan newsrooms than Daniel arap Moi, Kenya’s president from 1978 to 2002.
Desmond Tutu is by far the most high-profile African, if not global, religious leader to support lesbian and gay rights, and he has done so since the 1970s.
Nigerians can take pride in the recent addition of 29 words of Nigerian origin to the Oxford English Dictionary.
The passing of music giant Joseph Shabalala rests heavy on South African hearts – he told the story of black migrants within the apartheid system in a way no-one else did – and achieved global fame.
The resilient Mau Mau freedom fighters failed to maintain revolutionary action after independence.
Will the same electoral commission, so heavily criticised in the court’s ruling, improve its capacity and arrange more credible elections?
A new round of elections offers an opportunity to strengthen civil and political freedoms.