About 80 per cent of all persons with disabilities live in developing countries, with 15 per cent of Africans estimated to have moderate to severe disabilities. Young persons with disabilities are three times more likely than non-disabled people to suffer physical, sexual and emotional violence.
Our #WCW is the MD and CEO of Nigeria Communication Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT), Abimbola Alale. She is the only female boss of a major satellite company in Africa, Europe and The Middle East.
Some women choose specifically not to have sex and the internal shame and external backlash that people such Asa undergo is just as detrimental as “slut-shaming.” In an interview in 2015, the Nigerian singer revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 28. The interview has resurfaced and is now trending.
African poetry is not dead, it never was. The level of anticipation for Dami Ajayi’s poetry collection is reassuring. Ajayi, who is one of Nigeria’s major voices in the literary scene will release his second poetry collection A Woman’s Body is a Country in November, hailed as an impressive work of poetry.
Our WCW today is Alice Wairimu Nderitu a Kenyan conflict mediator, gender equality advocate and peace-builder, recipient of the 2017 Global Pluralism Award.
Akon has entered into a US$50-million partnership agreement with the Machel Fidus Association for a rural electrification project in Mozambique part of the “Akon Lighting Africa” initiative.
In this exclusive excerpt from an interview with Valentine Iwenwanne, Femi talks about his life, music, Fela and, of course, political and social issues.
Today on International Day of the Girl Child we meet Josephine Kulea, a Kenyan child rights activist and the founder of Samburu Girl Foundation.
The sexual health of queer women is difficult to discuss when there is such minimal information to share and even fewer protection options but the topic is even more important.