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Tito Mboweni: “debate why African, South Africans have Brazilian or Indian hair today… Why this foreign Hair?”
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African identities Tito Mboweni: “debate why African, South Africans have Brazilian or Indian hair today… Why this foreign Hair?”

Former South African Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has stirred up a hornet’s nest with a provocative Twitter post questioning why South African, and African women wear Brazilian or Indian hair. “Black consciousness is required on the Hair Question. Why this foreign Hair?” he asked.

Mauritius ranked Africa’s most peaceful country, and The Gambia records largest improvement
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Africans rising Mauritius ranked Africa’s most peaceful country, and The Gambia records largest improvement

Mauritius has been ranked in the top 20 of the world’s most peaceful countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index (GPI). In the 12th edition of the Index, Mauritius was ranked number 20 out of 163 countries. On the continent Botswana came second, and ranked 29 globally. Sierra Leone was ranked (35), Madagascar (38), Ghana (41), Namibia (43), Malawi (44) and Zambia (48) respectively on the Global Index.

International Albinism Awareness Day: “shining our light to the world”
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African identities International Albinism Awareness Day: “shining our light to the world”

Today we celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day with the global theme “shining our light to the world”. People with albinism continue to face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide. “The battle continues, but we are gaining ground,” UN expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism Ikponwosa Ero said.