The minibus taxis with their trailers filled with goods offer a glimmer of hope for desperate people trying to make a living.
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
Today the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced. For many Africans, year after year, they have held out hope, that an illustrious son of the soil, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o would bring the prize home. Will this year be any different?
Nigerian artist Babajide Olatunji’s latest masterpiece Efunsetan Aniwura: Iyalode of Ibadan is currently exhibited at the Contemporary African Art Fair at the Somerset House. Who was Efunsetan Aniwura and why is she prominent in Yoruba history?
Although Nigeria and South Africa are often cast as rivals they have a strong bilateral relationship.
Infant commodification and human trafficking are on the rise in many African countries. One avenue for human trafficking of this kind are ‘baby factories’ where women of childbearing-age are forced into pregnancy for purposes of selling their children. This type of internment subjects the mother and the child to unspeakable trauma, violence and abuse.
A BBC documentary titled ‘Sex for Grades’ has exposed the extent of systematic sexual abuse against female students in West African universities. Although cases have been reported they are almost always dismissed due to lack of evidence causing an endemic that has left students vulnerable and unprotected.
Foreign intervention has brought drones, cyber-attacks and social media propaganda that foreshadow the future of armed conflict.
President Paul Kagame’s vision to put Rwanda and Made in Rwanda products on the global market has led to the country producing Africa’s first smartphones. The Mara phone is reportedly the first high specification, affordable smartphone manufactured in Africa.