Francisca Awah Mbuli is a survivor of human trafficking. She founded the Survivors’ Network, an NGO that helps victims escape their trafficking situations, offers temporary housing, vocational training and other essential services for successful reintegration.
Fraser-Moleketi was a militant youth trained in the ANC’s uMkhonto we Sizwe armed wing before she morphed into a gender-equality activist. In her current position as chancellor of Nelson Mandela University, she is committed to the principle of success through access
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the launch of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Serving on it, alongside Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jack Ma, executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, is millennial digital equality advocate and lobbyist Nanjira Sambuli
With the “intention of widening political space”, Ethiopia’s government is freeing thousands of prisoners accused of a variety of charges, such as terrorism or incitement to topple the government. This includes several senior opposition leaders and members of Ginbot 7, which is among five groups blacklisted under the government’s unreformed anti-terror legislation.
Ivorian hair artist, Laetitia Ky has used her hair to speak out on rape, sexual assault and harassment. She shaped her hair to speak on the #MeToo movement. Her hair portrayed a man lifting the skirt of a woman. Laetitia’s poignant expressions are when she uses her hair to highlight women rights issues.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of South African struggle hero, Chris Hani. Hani was the South African Communist Party (SACP) secretary-general, and chief of staff of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a fierce opponent of the Apartheid regime. We remember the words of the struggle icon.
Amadou Hampâté Bâ is one of these rare beings that Providence endowed with seven lives, endeavouring to pass on the legacies of the past. Woven into the works of great ancestral word- smiths, his oeuvre is the seismograph of human wisdoms and divine signs. Successively a writer, storyteller, poet, ethnologist, spiritual leader, numerologist and diplomat, Amadou Hampaté Bâ was in constant dialogue with young people from the continent.
Robert Nester Marley is no doubt an icon. In 1980, he performed in Zimbabwe during the independence day celebrations, the only African country in which he performed at independence day. He also sang a song, ‘Zimbabwe’ in 1978 for the Zimbabwean freedom fighters. There are plans underway to build a statue in Zimbabwe in honour of Bob Marley.
We remember and celebrate Steve Bantu Biko, the leader of the Black Consciousness movement born on 18, December, 1946 in Ginsberg Township, South Africa. Here are the quotes from the courageous leader who left behind an important legacy.