History has been made at the Rio Olympics, 24 year-old South African sprinter, Wayde van Niekerk etched his name into the history books after smashing the 400m world record, becoming an Olympic champion and the new world record holder. Social media is in overdrive celebrating the remarkable milestone and African excellence.
Margaretta wa Gacheru spends time at an exhibition in Nairobi showcasing clay pots, some thousands of years old, and is surprised by what she learns about the movement of people, social practices and early Kenyan history.
If a woman who is generally conscious of her health and has no underlying medical issues decides to have a child in her thirties, she should be just fine. It is unfair that throughout their lives, women are guilted or manipulated into major life decisions. The clock runs out when we reach menopause, not at 30 or 35
In his forthcoming exhibition in South Africa, photographer, Justin Dingwall, will be showcasing photos from his body of work, ‘Albus’, a collection that celebrates and challenges perceptions about albinism in Africa.
If we are to curb high rates of HIV infections and pregnancy in schools, condoms must be accessible.
In Africa and elsewhere, men earn considerably more than women do. However, women are steadily becoming the primary breadwinners in their homes as more corporations diversify and jobs that used to be exclusively for men are made available to women too. That begs the question: Is the world ready for high-earning women?
Ghanaian artists face an uphill struggle in their quest to attain national recognition for their work. With the introduction of new digital technologies and audiences on social media, is this beginning to change? Writer Kirsty Osei-Bempong speaks to several Ghanaian artists to find out.
Somewhere in Africa there is a sporting rivalry that is unknown to many– and it’s not in football, the continent’s number-one sport.
There’s no denying that Africa has some of the most talented musicians in the world. By making hit after record-breaking hit, these artists have proven that the continent’s musical talent stacks up against the best in the world. There’s just one problem: too many top artists seem to be promoting the warped impression that true beauty only comes in one form: light/white skin. Is this a wrong-headed marketing ploy or are these artists truly blind to the negative body image attitudes they are promoting?