A lawyer and supporters say a staunchly Muslim family in northern Nigeria has forcefully admitted their son into a mental hospital for declaring he is an atheist
In a way starkly reminiscent of colonialism, multinational corporations are supporting the construction of new roads and railways that will facilitate the extraction of African resources.
Rapists are men too. Sometimes the fastest (and most uncomfortable) way to address a problem is to accept that you are a part of it.
My father’s ultimate lesson was this: Give your children “difficult” names. So the world may learn to unfurl its tongue and bow to all the languages they stole along with our brothers and sisters. This is the revolution in our names.
As part of its 50th Anniversary Declaration in May 2013, the African Union (AU) set itself the goal of ending all wars in Africa by 2020. But silencing all guns may not be a realistic target, and investing in good governance and a better understanding of the dynamics behind conflict may be more effective in boosting economic and human development.
Uganda’s government has dismissed sanction placed on them by the US for their tough anti-gay laws and denied reports that the legislation had led to an increase in homophobic attacks
The editor of a Zimbabwean state-owned newspaper was arrested in a police raid on Thursday evening, with police saying it was for “publications that he did”, Zimbabwe’s The Herald reported
Rights groups and journalists have expressed concern that media freedom in Nigeria has fallen worryingly below international standards after nationwide seizures of newspapers and restrictions on live political programming were enforced by the government, Independent Online reported
It’s a common misconception that Africans tended to go barefoot before the Europeans kindly turned up with shoes. This is far from the truth, and is another microcosm of prejudices about life on the continent before colonialism…