It’s a common misconception that Africans tended to go barefoot before the Europeans kindly turned up with shoes. This is far from the truth, and is another microcosm of prejudices about life on the continent before colonialism…
There are quite a few reasons I’ve stopped attending church services, especially in South-Eastern Nigeria. These reasons include the preposterous and stifling rules imposed on women that define what they should and shouldn’t do, as well as the money-centric turn many sermons have taken.
Peter Mutharika, Malawi’s new president has promised to end corruption in his regime, after a major scandal marred the presidency of his predecessor, Joyce Banda, and led to a suspension of $150 million in international aid to the country
ASAR ALKEBULAN traveled to Makoko, a nearly 200 year-old fishing village located in the heart of Lagos lagoon. Journey along, experiencing the sights, sounds and spirit of the people in this incredible water community and find what’s floating in the water at Makoko.
While African football players have done very well for the European teams that hired them, the question during every FIFA tournament remains the same: when will an African team become the world champion?
With the African continent home to the majority of the world’s fastest-growing economies, urban consumer markets and a wealth of natural resources, it’s perhaps not surprising that some of the world’s largest corporations, from Monsanto to Unilever, are rushing to get a slice of the action.
The resurgence of HIV/Aids in Uganda has pushed the country to implement a less conventional and non-surgical method of circumcision to help in the reduction of the rate of infection
The fuss about female pop artists like Nigerian Tiwa Savage posing semi-nude in their music videos or displaying their bodies in public raises some important questions: do women own their own bodies? And why do men feel the need to police female sexuality?
Black, white, colored, slightly brown, Chinese – Rainbow Nation, a beautiful dream that keeps us united and fills us with pride. Yet we keep tripping over our tongue when we communicate across colour lines. This brief guide might help.