After an absence of over a decade from the continent’s premier tournament, Zimbabwe’s national team, the Warriors, returned to this year’s AFCON. Fungai Machirori looks back at football’s legacy in Zimbabwe and the metaphor it inspires – that of ‘a dream deferred’
The first African to win the Google Code-in competition hosted by Google Inc. is a Cameroonian, a 17 year-old learner Nji Collins Gbah. A day after his submission to the competition, the internet connection in English speaking Cameroon was cut off, he barely made it, and almost missed out on the prestigious prize. We congratulate the teenager on the remarkable feat.
Since the launch of this column last October, we’ve been to almost every region on the continent. This week we are in East Africa for the first time, where we feature a rare football talent from Kenya.
The University of Lagos has introduced a controversial new dress code for its students, banning dresses which are too tight, too short, or expose sensitive parts of the body. Students have condemned the ban, and the new dress code has also caused an outrage on social media. The circular makes specific reference to the types of clothes prohibited for men and men. Do you think university management should dictate to students what to wear?
If you’re in Ghana and have an interest in love and all its diversities then the #LoveMarket and #LoveFest is the perfect stage to explore the various love themes, issues and witness the latest trends.
Nigerian footballer Victor Moses has been one of the most consistent players in the English Premier League this season. His rising profile is a remarkable turn of events from his childhood, where he suffered the worst imaginable misfortune for a young person.
Kunyaza is a traditional sexual technique used in central Africa. It’s said to be the secret for women to have incredible wet-sex orgasms.
Rwanda is one of the countries in the world with a high representation of women in leadership especially in the legislature. However, despite the inroads made in gender parity, poverty and HIV/Aids stigma has continued to hinder the progression of women in society. Gatsata, a cooperative of women has been working to empower and provide a second chance to vulnerable and marginalized women.
South Africa has lost one of its musical greats, with the death of gospel music maestro, Lundi Tyamara, popularly known as Lundi. South Africa mourns the death of a musical icon and tributes continue to pour in.