The Nigerian Church is one of the most oppressive institution in the country. Its victims are mostly women and the poor. These past few weeks, the #MeToo movement knocked on the doors of the Church and the response has not been so favourable. Nigerian women still have a huge fight on their hands as they mark small victories, punctuated by huge steps backwards.
The Kenyan High Court rejected a petition to declare sections 162 (a) and (c) and section 165 of the Penal Code unconstitutional. The three-judge bench ruled that the laws do not in any way violate the rights of LGBTQ people in Kenya.
In commemoration of Earth Day 2019, CNN Travel compiled a list of the 25 most beautiful places in the world, which included Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve and Morocco’s Mount Toubkal. This is Africa explores other African places that make our list.
Ghana has become the latest African country to start using drones to deliver vital blood products to remote areas of the country. Vice President Dr. Bawumia commissioned the country’s first medical drone delivery centre at Omenako. The initiative will help Ghana leapfrog infrastructural challenges affecting the delivery of healthcare solutions.
One of Zimbabwe’s top hip-hop artists Takura this week released a brand new video and single, Zvemoyo. The masterfully produced video showcases Takura versatility as he straddles the line between hip-hop and R&B.
Access to education is a basic human right but many young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Zimbabwe still struggle to get access to learning opportunities because of many barriers. FACEZ (Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe), an education fund is helping underprivileged children to get access to education, and improving toilet facilities in schools. Led by Lisa Chiriseri, a young activist, the project currently supports over 90 learners.
Today we remember, and celebrate Cheikh Anta Diop, a pre-eminent Senegalese academic, anthropologist, physicist, politician and historian whose groundbreaking research and writing continues to inspire research on race, pre-colonial African culture and Black civilisation. Here’s our selection of 8 excerpts from Diop’s writings.
Moussa Faki Mahamat, AU Commission Chairperson revealed the AU will in February present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent.
The Ake Arts and Book Festival, one of the best festivals on the continent took place in October. Enjoy this photo essay compiled by Nigerian photographer Kamnelechukwu Obasi for This Is Africa.