The Senegalese culture of discretion, called “sutura”, inhibits survivors of sexual violence from publicly denouncing perpetrators.
Despite the challenges of being a female comedian, the women who do choose to perform feel emboldened to speak out in ways that can resist sexism.
The suggestion that Mandela single-handedly achieved democracy is as intellectually threadbare as the charge that he was centrally responsible for the failure to transform South Africa.
Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president.
Justice Martha Koome’s ascendance to the role of Chief Justice raises hope and expectations among many for a better world for women and children.
No matter what tactics are used to muzzle, restrict, limit, or censor information, trustworthy information that serves the public good can still find its way to those who matter most: the citizens.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Behind the multi-racial composition of the elite European teams competing in the tournament lies a complex and painful history.
There may be significant limitations to the political reform that can be realised by new president Samia Suluhu Hassan.