Despite them living for up to 2,500 years, researchers have discovered several baobab trees in Africa have died. Aida Cuni Sanchez on why these trees have a special place in our world.
For the LGBTQI+ community on the African continent, pride seems a faraway frivolity that they may never experience. Not only is the notion of ‘pride’ something they battle with internally due to society’s negative perceptions but a public celebration of their sexuality would be a dangerous endeavour in many African countries.
For her “sophisticated” approach to “gender, race and global inequality” literary force Chimamanda Adichie can add the PEN Pinter Prize to her immense award treasure trove
As Brazil hammered Austria in a final warm-up match with an impressive 3-0 victory, behind-the-scenes issues surrounding the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup are also taking centre stage
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
Wairimũ Mũrĩithi writes on womxn’s pleasure (or not) in Kenya’s public imaginary.
The annual MTN Bushfire festival in eSwatini is an uplifting vehicle for positive social change, says Zanta Nkumane.
The case of pleasure and sex in Northern Nigeria is not a matter of forced conservatism or a robotic followership to a certain doctrine. It is an in-built self-censorship mechanism, and the people are comfortable with it as a way of life.
Men have always had a monopoly over pleasure, more so in many of the patriarchal African societies. But times have changed. The availability of more information in the public space on such issues as sexuality and gender fluidity, alongside feminist theory, has served to challenge the established rules.