South Africa is a leader on the continent in the struggle for equitable democratic representation for women on Africa’s bodies of power. But after two decades of progress, the outcome of the 2014 elections last month is somewhat disappointing.
Patriarchy is so entrenched in most African settings that trying to separate it from our humanness is unfathomable for most. Meanwhile, apologists (including women) insist gender equality is a Western notion that will never work in an African set up.
A white teacher at the Roosevelt High School in Iowa, US, has come under investigation for allegedly instructing a black student to address him ‘Yes, sir, master’, The Des Moines Register reported
Nigerian seventies highlife legend Victor Uwaifo just released a new song and video which should reintroduce him to a new generation of afrobeats fans. The transition from his brand of highlife to the sound of Nigeria today isn’t very smooth though, as Uwaifo traded his guitar for a techno-inspired keyboard riff.
The killing of protesting students by Ethiopian authorities at the end of April is part of an ongoing story of wholesale dispossession and state-sponsored violence. Yet it has gone almost completely ignored in the international media. Here’s why.
Last week, the first of Kenya Airways’ recently-purchased fleet of nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners took its maiden voyage between Nairobi and Paris. In the captain’s seat was Captain Koki Mutungi, Kenya’s first black female Dreamliner pilot
“All you wear is ‘Native’?” “You don’t wear ‘regular’ clothes?” “Why don’t you wear English clothing?” I wear African attire all the time and these are questions I’m asked in Lagos, Nigeria, where men wear English suits with neckties in the blazing sun. Why?
The sex toy trade is blossoming across the continent as people become increasingly relaxed with the idea of buying them, but except in rare cases, governments are behind the times, and out of step with the desires of the people.
Popular Nigerian duo, Tunde and Wunmi Obe, better known as T.W.O, have joined the burgeoning list of concerned artistes strongly advocating for the restoration of peace and unity in Nigeria