Nigeria celebrates independence, but 58 years after liberation, its young people feel excluded from participating in governance and decision making. Even with the recently passed “not too young to run” law, many of the young people believe the future is bleak and the status quo is unlikely to change.
Once featured on many “top five greatest of all time” lists but now infamous rapper Kanye West says he is headed to Africa to finish his delayed upcoming album, ‘Yandhi’. Africans on Twitter made it clear that while he remains in the sunken place, his visit is far from being eagerly anticipated.
Music is an underutilised tool when it comes to steering curricula away from strictly Western and colonial models.
The 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee award was presented to South Sudanese medical doctor and surgeon Dr Evan Atar Adaha for his “20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict and persecution in Sudan and South Sudan.” Dr. Atar runs the only functional hospital in Upper Nile State.
Cesaria Evora was a Cape Verdean singer and Grammy Award-winning artist known for singing the island’s little-known blues style, morna. She earned the nickname “Barefoot Diva”, based on her fondness for going without shoes while giving voice to the emotional chronicles of her country’s bitter history.
Flooding seems to be an inevitable reality for Nigeria. But the risks can be minimised.
Senegalese-American singer and philanthropist Aliaume Damala Badara, aka Akon, has promised 5 000 solar-powered streetlights and 2 500 traffic lights to support Sierra Leone’s electrification agenda.
Afro-centricity, a feature of Pan-Africanism presents Africa with a remedy to the effects of Euro-centrism. It’s time Africans recognized the importance of viewing issues from the African perspective in order to reap the full benefits Afro-centricity offers.
Popular illustrator Nicholle Kobi is known for her representation of black women in all their variations in an online space that rarely features them and a country that shuns them. Her work is inspired by the simple manifesto “Carefree Yet Refined”.