Since when is the label “savage” a positive one? There is a disconcerting absence of civility, even basic humanity, in our social media interaction, and it is doing untold damage.
Singer, fashion trendsetter, philanthropist and entrepreneur Rihanna has become the first black woman to launch a brand under Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH). Furthermore this will be the first time Chief Executive officer, Bernard Arnault, will launch a new brand under the parent company since Christian Lacroix in 1987.
Mbozi Haimbe has won the Africa Region 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her short story “Madam’s Sister.” She is the second Zambian to receive a Commonwealth Prize, after Ellen Banda-Aaku in 2007 for “Sozi’s Box” in the now defunct Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
A young Nigerian poet Chukwuemeka Akachi has taken his own life, just hours after he wrote a suicide post on Facebook. Akachi’s penultimate Facebook post was on his struggles with mental health, but few took it seriously.
Nikiwe Dlova is a young creative from Soweto, South Africa who expresses herself through her hair, fashion, music and art. She started a Hair Street Culture platform, which showcases freedom of hair expression in individuals, art and media productions.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees recently published the story of Mama Elizabeth, a 65-year-old Sudanese refugee who is among the volunteer “guardian angels” who have opened their homes in the four refugee camps in South Sudan’s Maban County to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
Chadwick Boseman, the star of Black Panther, has signed on to portray Yasuke, a native of Portuguese Mozambique who became the first African samurai. The movie, which is set in the 16th century, is based on a true story.
With the inauguration of the new Nzove Water Treatment Plant and the upgrade of Nzove II in City of Kigali, Rwanda’s prime minister, Édouard Ngirente, says the country is on course to achieving universal access to water by 2024.
The Daily Show host is facing criticism for his portrayal of the South African opposition politician, comparing the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters to Donald Trump.