We need to talk about this pressure on African women to have at least one male child. It devalues women, and, equally saddening, it causes mothers to devalue their own daughters.
The Ebola menace is gripping residents of Lagos. New incidents of the Ebola virus in the fastest growing city in Africa had been announced by the government. Six suspected cases, all amongst people who came in contact with the first case, Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian inter-government public servant have been quarantined
Africa is on a quest to reclaim the continent from over 100 years of photographic misrepresentation. Local photographers are looking for balance on a continent so often portrayed by its extremes.
As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month, it’s about time we stopped paying lip service to the empowerment of women, writes Benedicta Dube
Tunisia has sealed its main border with Libya after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals tried to penetrate the passage, whilst fleeing continuous conflict in Libya
The Ugandan Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act was passed without the requisite parliamentary quorum and is therefore null and void. Ironically enough, beneficiaries of this decision include the most vitriolic critics of gay rights
Uganda’s constitutional court has invalidated the controversial piece of legislation commonly known as the ‘Anti-Gay law”, saying it was not passed legally therefore was in breach of the constitution
Why is there an absence of African women in nonfiction writing? Why is there a perception of so-called “feminine” subjects as less important than the “masculine”? Writer Valérie Bah explored the questions this week at a workshop in Uganda.