Greetings from the ruins of Loropeni which include an array of stone walls that comprise an ancient fortress, the best preserved of ten in the area. Situated near the borders of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo, the ruins are believed to date back to a thousand years. Today we share with you some lovely images of these ruins.
At only 21 years old, Saidy Brown a young activist from Itsoseng, South Africa is inspiring thousands across social media by being courageous to speak boldly about HIV. Brown who disclosed her HIV status on Twitter, describes herself as an HIVictor on her Twitter bio. She spoke to This is Africa on her journey. She is our #WCW.
At 25 most young people are holders of an undergraduate degree, thinking about pursuing, or pursuing a Master’s Degree. For Matthew Amoni, a PhD candidate, the story is out of a fantasy novel. Amoni is a holder of a BSc (Med) (Hons), a Master’s degree in Cardiac Physiology, and an MBChB all completed in seven years.
Few footballers in history have had the rare privilege of playing for two different national teams. Wilfried Zaha is one of the rare cases after he made the move from donning the colours of England’s Three Lions to Ivory Coast’s Elephants.
Africa joins the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women’s Day today, a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Whom are you celebrating today? Your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, girlfriend, teacher, and community or national leader?
South Africa has nominated the first female president of the second highest court , Madam Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. This nomination could not have come at a better time, the month of March celebrates women for just who they are, their achievements and their contributions to the world.
The 1st of March is recognised as a day to promote diversity and that all lives matter. The day highlights the negative impacts of discrimination and promotes tolerance, compassion and peace.
England, France and Belgium have a much longer history of selecting black footballers in their national teams due to a longer historical association with people of African ancestry. But with increased rate of immigration and transnational marriage, the world has become a global village over the years. Because of that, a lot more European countries now have players of colour in their national teams. Any interesting case is Vienna-born David Alaba, a rare breed of a national player for a country with a problem with racism.