The two-day Youth Day Classic Basketball Tournament kicked off on 16 June with about 800 youngsters.
Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi celebrates her 45th birthday in jail. She has been in prison since November 2, 2018, where she has been detained for allegedly insulting President Yoweri Museveni. We share with you her three poems written from her prison cell.
The world – and fellow Africans – are ignoring the suffering of the people of Sudan and Cameroon, as was the case with the genocide in Rwanda.
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
The Kenyan High Court has ruled that rape survivors have the right to an abortion and ordered authorities to pay almost US$30 000 in damages to the mother of a teenage victim who died after a botched abortion. This was as a result of a directive by the Ministry of Health to withdraw national standard guidelines for the procedure.
The Ugandan social enterprise Smart Havens Africa is helping vulnerable communities acquire homes affordably and sustainably. In this way, founder Anne Rweyora, one of the engineers short-listed for the fifth Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, hopes to bring down housing poverty.
Botswana has decriminalised homosexuality. The country’s High Court overturned a colonial-era law which punished homosexual conduct by up to seven years in prison. The decriminalisation now places Botswana among a minority list of African countries where homosexuality is not punishable by law.
June 12 is widely regarded as the most important day in Nigeria’s post-independence political history.