When President Museveni announced that Arts courses were “useless”, he was tapping into a belief held by many Ugandans raised to believe an office job is the only legitimate form of work, and that artists are failures. We would all be poorer without the arts.
While Tanzanian guys in their twenties worry about career advancement, women of the same age worry about getting married. Your parents, neighbours, friends, everyone expects it. And we’re eager, too, but for some odd reasons.
Exploring Johannesburg’s inner-city sex trade: a murky world where women from across Africa sell their bodies for cash. This Is Africa took a walk on the wild side.
The King of Swaziland has 14 wives. Who are these women? Are they gender equality activists in disguise or merely happily married traditionalists? Meet the queens.
In Northern Ghana women are banished from their communities and some are beaten and killed after being accused of witchcraft. Leo Igwe takes a closer look at the region and phenomenon.
The cabinet secretary asked for a six-fold increase of the 20 ministers’ salaries to $8 800 a month to cover the higher cost of living, according to presidential spokesman Frederick Ndala.
TIA asks four recent participants of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop during their graduation
In the (re) making of South Africa’s history, the efforts of women were often left out of the dominant narrative. So we celebrate the work of three female artists whose work reclaims the female body, and, in so doing, the South African woman’s place in history
“I believe it’s a reflection of the deterioration of the system. Some years back Nigeria was at the forefront of research” Dr. Idris, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, talks to TIA contributing author Asar Alkebulan about combating Ebola.