The world is reacting to the International Association of Athletics Federation’s controversial rule regulating testosterone levels in female athletes, which will come into effect on 8 May. This comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in the federation’s favour in a landmark case filed by Caster Semenya, the South African 800m Olympic champion.
Conservative Islamic culture and the absence of modest swimwear have discouraged girls from swimming, even when they live their lives surrounded by water. This has been true for the female inhabitants of Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island. Now the Panje Project is breaking the mold to teach women and girls swimming and aquatic safety.
A prestigious literary award has been instituted to honour the late Nigerian intellectual Pius Adesanmi.
This is the age we live in, and it is crucial that fact-checkers be in place to help media consumers guard against falsehood
The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
The question of whether heightened testosterone confers an advantage for some female athletes remains contentious.
Mike Zhang, a Chinese businessman, and leader in the community in northern Nigeria has been installed as chief in a bid to improve relations between locals and the growing Chinese community.
South Africa: Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa says heritage site will turn tiny Hankey into “another Gauteng”
African governments are considering ways of tapping into the lucrative marijuana market. According to a UN survey, more than 10 000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, which could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal cannabis.