In South Africa, transgender discrimination is worse if you are poor. Hormone therapy and surgery are expensive and out of reach for many transpeople
Africa’s fifth-largest bridge has been opened in Jinja, the eastern region of Uganda, dubbed “Source of the Nile Bridge”. The cable-supported bridge is 525 metres long and is expected to “last for 120 years”, according to President Yoweri Museveni.
Sahle-Work Zewde, an experienced diplomat and special representative of the UN Secretary-General to the African Union has replaced outgoing President Mulatu Teshome, to become Ethiopia’s first woman President. A historic and liberal step for the strongly patriarchal society.
Can Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili become the next Nigerian president?
An ongoing debate to stop the imposition of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary products; as this classifies them as luxury and/or non-essential goods; has ended in a victory for women. The South African government has resolved to abolish the payment of 15% Value-Added Tax on sanitary pads to “restore the dignity of our people.”
Liberia’s President George Weah has declared that the University of Liberia and all other Public Universities in Liberia will now be free for all undergraduates. Do you think this is feasible and can other African countries afford to offer free tertiary education?
Despite the ongoing economic and liquidity crisis in Zimbabwe, the country’s tourism sector received a major boost, having been named on top travel publisher, Lonely Planet’s list of “best countries” to visit in 2019.
Archaeologists from the University of Witwatersrand have used specialised laser technology to recreate a lost 15th century city to the south of Johannesburg that was likely inhabited by Tswana people.
Since independence from the British in 1960 Nigeria has never had a female president or vice–president. Oby Ezekwesili, a former World Bank Vice President, anti-corruption campaigner and one of the Nigerian status quo’s fiercest critics, is setting out to break the glass ceiling and occupy the highest office.