Since when is the label “savage” a positive one? There is a disconcerting absence of civility, even basic humanity, in our social media interaction, and it is doing untold damage.
A young Nigerian poet Chukwuemeka Akachi has taken his own life, just hours after he wrote a suicide post on Facebook. Akachi’s penultimate Facebook post was on his struggles with mental health, but few took it seriously.
Kwame Brathwaite is a documentary photographer who chronicled the cultural, political and social developments of Harlem and co-founded the African Jazz Art Society and Studios. He staged a series of pageants that featured only black models, which helped popularise the phrase “Black Is Beautiful”. This is also the title of his upcoming book.
The IAAF in a letter to the World Medical Association (WMA) stated that South Africa’s Caster Semenya, a woman, was free to compete as a man unrestrictedly. The IAAF letter has been slammed by many people on social media, seen as an attempt by the IAAF to further humiliate Semenya.
Freweini Mebrahtu is an Ethiopian chemical engineer who designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad and founded the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products factory where these are manufactured. For her work and efforts towards period equity in Ethiopia, she has been named a 2019 CNN Hero.
The Mr and Miss Autism Kenya pageant is an event that is helping to bridge the existing gap in awareness and education on autism. By alleviating the stigma associated with the condition, parents will feel more inclined to get their children diagnosed early, thus increasing the chances of successful intervention.
Somali-American model Halima Aden is the newest member of the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” edition’s cover girls and has made history as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini in the magazine. This feat affirms the beauty in modest hijabi women the world over.
Haben Girma is an inspirational Eritrean-American who overcame enormous hurdles to become the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. She has released a self-titled book about her incredible life story, which took her from isolation to the world stage.
Ghana has become the latest African country to start using drones to deliver vital blood products to remote areas of the country. Vice President Dr. Bawumia commissioned the country’s first medical drone delivery centre at Omenako. The initiative will help Ghana leapfrog infrastructural challenges affecting the delivery of healthcare solutions.