Senegalese-born media advisor Sibeth Ndiaye, who was French President Emmanuel Macron’s communications advisor for his presidential campaign, has been appointed as the spokeswoman for the French government. She is one of three new faces in the Cabinet as it gears up for the European Parliament elections next month.
By now it is common knowledge that products marketed to women cost more. In some cases they cost multiple times more than the exact same products for men. This “pink tax” is imposed despite the fact that women are paid less than men. And in Africa, a lower level of quality seems to apply – as in the case of Proctor and Gamble’s Always sanitary products.
Award-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is adding the title of author to her growing résumé. The actress is set to release a children’s book that focuses on colourism, self-love and acceptance to help girls and boys find the inspiration to ‘walk with joy in their own skin’.
Police slogans are one of my favourite sources of reading material. Maybe it is because of their inherent contradictions – it is as if they are saying, “I do the opposite of what I say.” Let’s look at some of the police slogans from across Africa and how these fit with their actions.
There is no better place to gauge the change that is happening in Cameroon than the 2019 edition of the nation’s leading award for entertainment, the Canal 2’Or, says Kwoh B. Elonge.
Niger’s top court has outlawed ‘”Wahaya”, a unique form of slavery currently practiced in that country. It involves the sale of young girls from Tuareg communities to wealthy and prominent Hausa individuals as an unofficial “fifth wife”.
Dehlia Umunna, deputy director and clinical instructor at Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute, is the first Nigerian to be appointed as a professor at Harvard School of Law.
Victims of latest xenophobic violence blame electioneering by politicians.
Getting accepted at your university of choice is one of the best things that can happen to a student. Jeramy Botwe is a 17-year-old Ghanaian who applied to 15 universities and got into all of them. Of the 15 schools, eight were Ivy League.