Sports are segregated by sex. But what happens when athletes don’t fit neatly into sport’s definition of gender?
The great South African runner Caster Semenya may have competed in her last 800-metre race. She has been demonized for more than a decade, like many other female athletes before her.
If we wanted to bring about meaningful change and secure our future, the voices of the youth need to go beyond social media and result in an active expression of young people’s political power and rights.
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.