A tiny blood drop-shaped emoji will soon be on your phones, signifying among other things, menstruation. The blood drop emoji is seen by many as a step in the right direction to debunk and break stigma about menstruation.
“The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” is the story of a Malawian boy who puts his education and science to work to build a wind turbine, saving his village from famine. The film, set to debut on Netflix, was shot in Malawi despite investor concerns.
Emerging bra startups are challenging the status quo in women’s undergarments by addressing the issues that women encounter but have had no solutions for. These solutions range from skin-toned bras, shape-shifting bras that change with women’s breast size and no-strap, no-clasp bras.
Despite the increasing decriminalisation of same-sex relationships across the continent, some countries – like Nigeria – they are still outlawed remain unchanged in their anti-LGBTQI+ sentiments. This was recently demonstrated by Dolapo Badmos, a chief superintendent for Lagos State, in a personal statement.
Go well Samanyanga! Fambai zvakanaka! You have left us with troubled hearts and souls. We will remember you day and night as we mourn and simultaneously celebrate a great life you lived not only for yourself but for the community at large. It’s also a painful fact that you are irreplaceable.
Oliver Mtukudzi was the husky voice of the people, decrying social injustice and affirming the human rights of all.
The death of famed Zimbabwean musician and social commentator lovingly known as “Tuku” has plunged the continent in mourning. Mtukudzi, a singer-songwriter, businessman, philanthropist and filmmaker, was born on 22 September 1952.
In Zimbabwe we say Wafa Wanaka. But this is a generic phrase normally used for one whose good works are hard to put together after he has gone. With Tuku, we say matipa matitorera. We were given and were later robbed.
A study by the Reproductive, Educative and Community Health Programme (REACH) has shown that traditionalists in Uganda have now shifted to circumcising married women with the consent of their families, causing the prevalence of FGM to rise drastically in older women.