Law student and human rights activist Mary C. Namagambe is the founder of She for She. This hybrid company is working to tackle the lack of access to appropriate health care information and products, as well as the rate at which young girls in Africa are dropping out of schooling due to period poverty.
A report by Elephants Without Borders show that the poaching of elephants in Botswana has increased sharply in recent times. This follows certain changes in policy by President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s administration.
About 20 000 children born to Belgian settlers and African women in the 1940s and 1950s were forcibly taken to Belgium until the independence of each of its three colonies. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has apologised for these kidnappings and the subsequent treatment of these children
Thando Hopa, a South African model, lawyer and activist, is on the April cover of “Vogue Portugal” for their “Africa Motherland” edition. The magazine stated that the issue is an ode “to origins” and to “Africa, as the birthplace of mankind”.
The ability of multilingual children to learn and advance academically from pre-primary has little to do with their English proficiency.
A recent photograph posted under a series named “Extreme Reading Challenge” by one of Zimbabwe’s top private schools has had widespread reaction. The question that arises, says Mako Muzenda is: “Has the private schooling system done anything to dismantle its colonial legacy?”
East Africa has become a fixture on the calendar of festival tourists from across the globe. While this is to be welcomed, it also offers challenges and opportunities to African curators of such events.
Zimbabwean editor and publisher Ellah Wakatama has been appointed as the new chairperson of Africa’s richest literary prize.
African penguins, known for their irregular markings and loud call, are in sharp decline. The species has gone from a population of more than a million at the beginning of the 20th century to being endangered. South African bioscientist Patrick Mafunda is using in-vitro fertilisation to help the species survive.