The Senegalese culture of discretion, called “sutura”, inhibits survivors of sexual violence from publicly denouncing perpetrators.
Despite the challenges of being a female comedian, the women who do choose to perform feel emboldened to speak out in ways that can resist sexism.
Can Africa avoid getting sucked into the 21st-century contest, or should it also reach for the stars?
Large Palestinian solidarity march held in Cape Town.
The suggestion that Mandela single-handedly achieved democracy is as intellectually threadbare as the charge that he was centrally responsible for the failure to transform South Africa.
Protesters demand South Africa boycott, divest and impose sanctions on Israel. About 300 people marched to Parliament on Tuesday afternoon to protest against the recent deadly Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip.
Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president.
“Extraordinary times … call for extraordinary measures”, said Katherine Tai, the US Trade Representative, last week as she announced that the Biden administration supports waiving “IP protections on Covid-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic”.
A year later, it’s clear that the dance promotes a conscious concept of Africanity – sowing feelings of tolerance and contentment that have conquered international audiences.