Featured story
Zambia: Criminals in Kitwe hack off the hand of 7 year-old girl with albinism
Politics and Society article comment count is: 0

Politics and Society Zambia: Criminals in Kitwe hack off the hand of 7 year-old girl with albinism

In a gruesome attack, criminals in Kitwe, Zambia hacked off and fled with the hand of a seven year-old girl with albinism. The crime, believed to be a ritual attack has caused an outrage in Zambia and on social media with prominent campaigners on albinism coming out to strongly condemn the senseless act.

Kenya: Litigation as a tool for Rastafari female liberation
African identities article comment count is: 0

African identities Kenya: Litigation as a tool for Rastafari female liberation

As an entry point for advocacy, litigation shapes public discourse. Importantly, it addresses violations and mitigates future violations. In Kenya, the High Court upheld the rights of a female Rastafari learner. She was expelled from school because of her dreadlocks. The court pronounced that “the rule that she cuts her hair is intrusive to her religion and not justifiable in a democratic country”.

Nigeria at 59: Waiting for Godot
Politics and Society article comment count is: 0

Politics and Society Nigeria at 59: Waiting for Godot

Nigeria is in the throes of various economic, security and social challenges. However, the urgency to address poverty, unemployment and other pressing social and political issues is lacking. What is concerning is how Nigerian leaders are quoting the Bible, asking their compatriots to persevere like the children of Israel till they reach the “land flowing with milk and honey”.

Nigeria: A country with more churches and mosques than hospitals
Politics and Society article comment count is: 0

Politics and Society Nigeria: A country with more churches and mosques than hospitals

Nigeria has an estimated total of 23,640 health facilities according to the Federal Ministry of Health census of 2005. While more health care facilities have been built in recent years, it appears more churches and mosques are opened in Nigeria than hospitals. There is under-investment in health care infrastructure, and the Nigerian government needs to do more if the country is to achieve most of the health-related SDGs.

Racism and ‘xenophobia’: 10 key points
Politics and Society article comment count is: 0

Politics and Society Racism and ‘xenophobia’: 10 key points

Ivan Katsere, a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, recently wrote an opinion piece for the Daily Maverick, “Dehumanising the other: The language of black-on-black racism”. In it, Katsere illustrates the centrality of racism in violence against African migrants.