The Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe has partnered with Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, an LGBTQI+ advocacy rights group, in an anti-homophobia campaign in schools. The campaign aims to address issues of discrimination in learning institutions and educate teachers on LGBTQI+ issues.
Music icon Janet Jackson has returned to the music scene in full force, first by reviving her State of the World tour, which is a rebranding of 2015's ill-fated Unbreakable tour, and then by releasing new music that features the aesthetic of African designers.
How does the black man who is selfish with his body find pleasure? Where does the selfishness come from? Perhaps his destructive kind of ecstasy contributes to the toxic way he relates with other races.
A Black cis bisexual femme shares her experiences with anxiety disorder, and antidepressant medication, and how the treatment has impacted on her sex life. The medication has had side effects including a lack of sexual desire, orgasmic dysfunction (anorgasmia) and sexual frustration.
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?
Sex and pleasure are often so much more than what cis-heteronormativity and even homonormativity teaches. Kgothatso Motshele explores how we can look at our bodies and pleasure through a different lens.
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.
The International Day of Democracy celebrated on 15 September, is a time to think about making economic and political opportunities accessible to all. The bourgeoning young population need not be barred from political and economic leadership.
China's footprints are all over the African continent, signing deals with many countries. However, the finer details of China-Africa loans are often kept secret. There are concerns that African countries are mortgaging their natural resources as collateral for the loans. The China-Africa deals ought to be transparent, and the public has the right to scrutinise the agreements.
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.
Tanzania has a population of about 53 million people, of which 70% live below the poverty level, surviving on about US$2 a day. Despite this, President Magufuli has instructed women to do away with birth control interventions, claiming that the country needs more people.
The recent reports on the obscene amounts of ill-gotten wealth in the hands of Equatorial Guinea’s vice president, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, makes one despair over the many leaders who enrich themselves at the cost of their country and its people.
In 2022, Senegal is set to become the first African country to host the Youth Olympic Games. While this will go down in history as an achievement, how can we ensure that the continent truly benefits from this historic occasion?
Agence France-Presse on December 1, 2017 — Ahead of World AIDS Day on Friday, here is a snapshot in numbers, based on UN data, of the deadly disease which was identified in the early 1980s.
A file picture shows Zimbabwean women’s pressure groups as they march in Harare on December 1, 2005 to mark World AIDS Day. Since testing positive for HIV six years ago, Cecilia Chinhamo has endured a torrent of verbal abuse from her husband. Like many Zimbabwean women with HIV, Chinhamo battles to convince her husband to get tested himself or to use a condom, raising fears for the future of their four-year-old daughter. Of the 1.6 million Zimbabweans with HIV, 55 percent of are women, according to government statistics. AFP PHOTO/STR / AFP PHOTO / STR
A key factor has been detection among pregnant women in Africa, followed by treatment with anti-retro viral drugs that protect their baby.
Nearing 40 million with HIV
Close to 40 million people live with the virus today. UNAIDS put their number last year at 36.7 million.
The number continues to increase, however, owing to continued transmission of the disease and increased access to anti-retroviral drugs in developing countries which has raised the survival rate of HIV-positive people.
AIDS-related deaths have declined by almost 50 percent since a peak of 1.9 million in 2005, to 1.0 million in 2016.