The IAAF in a letter to the World Medical Association (WMA) stated that South Africa’s Caster Semenya, a woman, was free to compete as a man unrestrictedly. The IAAF letter has been slammed by many people on social media, seen as an attempt by the IAAF to further humiliate Semenya.
The community organisation Fatumas Voice will be holding its first Youth Uniting Africa Conference outside of Kenya in June 2019. The goal is to discuss the major challenges currently facing the youth in Africa and identify reasonable and actionable solutions.
For a continent that did not define its internal borders, Africans are certainly very serious about enforcing these divisions.
The election will not change the government, but may change the balance of power between the two factions of the governing ANC, led by Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma.
Freweini Mebrahtu is an Ethiopian chemical engineer who designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad and founded the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products factory where these are manufactured. For her work and efforts towards period equity in Ethiopia, she has been named a 2019 CNN Hero.
Women in Sudan have been resisting the controls placed on them for some time – by using their smart phones and social media to trade.
The under-representation of women’s achievements in the mainstream media is a serious problem, which perpetuates gender inequality. Social media can help to address this problem by highlighting women’s contributions, and achievements to break barriers and inspire young girls #AfricanWomenInAviation #WomenInAviation
The conversation around the need for Africa as a continent and Africans as a people to have their own media has led to a demand for more Pan-African content from This Is Africa. Could this demand be what is needed for Africa’s media?
The 2nd Pan African Youth Forum had over 500 Africans from the continent and diaspora in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The youths launched the Declaration for the African Youth Assembly which can be found in four languages.