Under colonial rule, traditional healers were deemed backward and outlawed. Little was done to investigate the legitimacy of what these healers actually did. Today the prejudice remains, but our ancestors weren’t stupid. We need to clinically research these remedies.
The son of a camel herder, Hassan Bashir knows how tough traditional life in Kenya’s arid north is, where pastoralists rely on livestock herds surviving boom and bust cycles of drought.
Recalculated GDP figures show that highly-populated Nigeria’s economy grew to $453 billion in 2012, leapfrogging SA’s $384 billion, according to the World Bank
In an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, President Paul Kagame has lambasted France for its “direct role” in the mass killings.
Wife-swapping among Namibia’s nomadic tribes has been practised for generations, but a legislator’s call to enshrine it in law has stirred debate about women’s rights and tradition in modern society
Everyone’s focus is on the South Sudanese conflict and we are slowly forgetting that the war on HIV/AIDS must not stop, so much that the trend of using anti-retroviral drugs instead of condoms is going unnoticed
The unstigmatised albinos in Gambia, are gearing up to hold a national awareness day they will seize to send a strong message particularly to East Africa to emulate the high degree of tolerance they enjoy in the tiny West African state.
“Foreign Gods, Inc.” tells a refreshingly human and relatable story of a Nigerian immigrant desperately trying to keep his head above water. It’s a portrait of an otherwise decent, but flawed man who does the wrong thing, and there’s a bit of him in us all.
“It is quite a while since I sensed creative promise on this level,” said Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka on reading “Foreign Gods Inc.”, the recent novel by outspoken Nigerian writer Okey Ndibe. We sat with Okey to discuss the book, Chinua Achebe and immigrant life.