FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, ranked number one on the Forbes 2018 Most Powerful Women in International Sports list, is determined that, on her watch, the world's most widely loved sport will be inclusive of all.
Fraser-Moleketi was a militant youth trained in the ANC’s uMkhonto we Sizwe armed wing before she morphed into a gender-equality activist. In her current position as chancellor of Nelson Mandela University, she is committed to the principle of success through access
Through the evolution of a Victorian-style dress culture, the Herero women of Namibia have held on to a piece of 19th century history to showcase pride in their identity and as a symbol of their troubled history.
Dating in this day and age can be a total nightmare. With so many ways to connect, it can get very confusing – even more so if you are queer. More and more LGBTQI+ people are using the online space to connect. But how convenient and safe is it really?
In this open and honest conversation with two women Bel South explores the various faces and forms of queer love from the experiences of two women, and interrogates their subjective realities, living and loving in South Africa.
Black women across gender lines are pushing back against the gaze of patriarchy, policing and respectability by owning their bodies and exploring pleasure on their own terms. Ntombizikhona Valela explores how women are defining for themselves a pleasure aesthetic that centres on their humanity and reclaiming ownership of their bodies.
The different expressions of pleasure through the African body in colonial and post colonial Africa have been strongly regulated and silenced. Before the disruption that was colonialism, there were traditional spaces, both public and private, that allowed for the discussion of sexual matters and the expression of its pleasure. However, African sexual pleasure and dance are now being reclaimed as powerful forms of communication and expression.
Africa might not be changing its role in the world anytime soon if its young people are not at the centre of the continent's development agenda. While China plays a vital role in developing Africa's economy, the imbalances in trade are worrying, and the continent is still playing the role of a dumping ground.
Following the signing into law of the Not Too Young To Run Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s youth will be hopeful of electing one of their own in the 2019 general election, writes Patrick Egwu.
51 years ago, the federal government of Nigeria engaged in a bloody civil war with the secessionist Republic of Biafra. In this exclusive interview with This is Africa, Christopher Ejiofor, a former top military adviser during the war recalls the bitter memories of the war and how they lost everything. He talks about how the British colonial set-up caused the war and the current agitation by the Indigenous Republic of Biafra
Fatou Kandé Senghor is a Senegalese artist and filmmaker. She talks about the pan-African icons of her youth, the icons of Senegalese society, and the difficulties of passing on their lessons to her daughters in the digitalised and globalised 21st century.
Mũkoma wa Ngũgi explores a redefinition of what ‘icon’ means in the African context, the unearthing of names that are all too often forgotten, the invisibility of female icons in our historical narratives, and the nature and role of the diaspora in our cultural, political and economic production
UN Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee has one of those CVs that will blow you away. Sneak a peek at his Twitter bio and you will see what we are talking about. Ex Indian Special Forces. Ex Red Cross. Princeton alumnus. And a presiding don of the opinion pages at Huffington Post and Reuters. We’re sure you see what we are talking about. He’s a man worth paying attention to. We’re glad he recently spared a few minutes to sit down for an interview with Dr Diana Wangari who brings us the scoop.
President Beji Caid Essebsi is set to announce a Bill in favour of inheritance equality on Women's Day in Tunisia. This is seen as a liberal step in an Islamic nation where males inherit twice as much as females
Technovation is the world's largest global tech entrepreneurship program for girls. This year, girls from Nigeria won the junior category of the competition for their app named FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector), a life-saving app that spots fake drugs.
Francisca Awah Mbuli is a survivor of human trafficking. She founded the Survivors’ Network, an NGO that helps victims escape their trafficking situations, offers temporary housing, vocational training and other essential services for successful reintegration.
Marjorie Ngwenya became the first non-British-based person to be appointed president-elect of the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. She has served in various positions in companies such as Old Mutual, Liberty Group South Africa and Deloitte United Kingdom.
Joseph Kabila will finally step down and will not contest in the upcoming presidential elections in December. His party has however nominated Kabila loyalist, former Interior Minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari as its presidential nominee.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma is in South Africa to launch a new initiative for African entrepreneurs. Called the ‘Netpreneur Prize’, the aim is to build a community of 100 young African entrepreneurs by 2030 who will receive grants totaling US$10 million
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: