Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister has infuriated France with his comments that France has “never stopped colonizing Africa” and its colonial-style policies in Africa are “impoverishing" Africans. Africans have previously criticised France's exploitative nature on the continent, which has impoverished it’s former colonies.
Sporting legend Muhammad Ali is now being marketed to a new generation who grew up after his death. But while Ali was a devout Muslim, his religion is notably absent from these commercial efforts. Should his spirituality be erased for commercial ambitions when it was a fundamental part of his character and life?
Dignity After Death: The New York Times has come under heavy criticism for publishing gory pictures of black bodies strewn haphazardly after the terror attack in Kenya. The debate has raised ethical, moral and philosophical questions on protecting the dignity of human remains in general, and black bodies in particular after death.
More than half the world is online, with the numbers growing every day. People are increasingly spending every second of their existence on the World Wide Web, yet we are still uncomfortable with saying that is where the bae came from. Kagure Mugo wonders why.
For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, Nana Akosua Hanson argues that the problem of sexual harassment in schools is rooted in patriarchy and that there is an urgent need for a complete overhaul of how we educate our children on matters of sex and relationships.
Most women who opt for sex toys prefer vibrators above all the other options available to them for self-pleasure. Vibrators are used for clitoral stimulation yet – absurdly – they are designed to resemble phalluses.
Pegging is not high on heterosexual couples’ list of things to do in bed, but maybe it should be. The act of trying something new and subverting gender roles in the sack can lead to increased pleasure and healthy conversations for both parties.
When people hear the term “sex positivity”, they think it is about having sex with everyone all the time, or having sex in wild and messy ways. In fact, sex positivity is about having a healthy and fulfilling sex life – no matter what that looks like, says Kagure Mugo.
Creating a connection with his deaf niece motivated 25-year-old Kenyan innovator Roy Allela to invent a set of smart gloves, named Sign-IO, which converts sign language movements into audio speech in real time.
When a deputy headmaster at one of Zimbabwe’s top schools recently came out as gay, he faced a backlash that revealed a deep-seated homophobia. One Zimbabwean decided to stand up – and out – in support of the LGBTQI+ community in general and GALZ in particular.
Future Africa Forum founder and Zimbabwean entrepreneur Gerald Chirinda says the future is African. As Africa's story changes, young people from the continent have the responsibility to get involved in changing the narrative.
Ethiopia’s parliament has adopted revisions to its existing refugee law, making it one of the most progressive refugee policies in Africa. The revised framework strives for refugee integration, allowing refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, national financial services such as banking among others.
In September 2017, the Constitutional Court of South Africa decriminalised the use and cultivation of cannabis in the private space. Although the decision did not legalise its trade or distribution, entrepreneurs are looking into innovative products to add to the market – including a cannabis craft beer.
25 years ago, the South African Communist party leader and chief of staff of the uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, Chris Hani was assassinated. Hani's murderer, Janusz Walus was denied parole on Wednesday by Justice Minister Michael Masutha.
The latest Henley Passport Index, which periodically ranks passports for the level of travel access they offer, gives insight into which African passports currently provide the greatest global access and which the least.
Khadija Ben Hamou beat 16 contestants to become only the second black Miss Algeria in history. Although she is set to represent this North African country at Miss World 2019, her victory has been mired in racial abuse.
Rwanda has followed Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa in cracking down on skin bleaching products that contain chemicals like hydroquinone and mercury, which have been linked to skin cancer and kidney and liver damage.
On 5 December 2013, the world mourned the death of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died at the age of 95. By the time of his death, Madiba- as he was commonly referred to- was widely considered by South Africans as the ‘father of the nation’ and to the rest of the world ‘a global icon.’
As the first democratically elected President at the end of the apartheid era in South Africa, Mandela ensured that his life’s legacy would live on long after his death.
Here are some photographs of Mandela and his legacy: