Why does storytelling mean so much to Africans? asks Linus Unah
Today November 25 marks the start of the #16DaysofActivism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. The 2018 theme is Orange the World: #HearMeToo.
A new report on the status of African artefacts held in various French museums will recommend the president to return the pieces which were stolen or taken “without consent” during the colonial period. The report recommends full restitution not the long-term loan of such objects.
For 500 years foreign agency in the land of Africa has been exclusively self serving and brutally exploitative. Thus it is nearly impossible to imagine any other kind of relationship between outsiders and Africans. But today, at such a crucial juncture of global transformation, it is vitally important to not only imagine, but to observe and support the building of exactly a different kind of relationship.
If you had the opportunity to choose another president from an African country to govern your country, who would you choose to bring about the change you desire?
Why do African leaders still maintain the colonial structures of the Berlin Conference? It’s 134 years since the conference that changed the whole continent. The solution to the problems Africa faces, which stem from the Berlin Conference, is in the hands of Africans.
The opening of the new Chinese Community and Police Co-operation Centre and the 3rd term opening of the Chinese language training programme in Port Elizabeth, South Africa has raised questions about China’s role in various institutions in African countries.
The 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) was launched on the 29th of October, 2018. Rwanda ranked 1st in the transparency and accountability, rural sector, gender, and the business environment sub-categories. It also ranked 5th in health. Nigeria ranked 47th in health, 33rd in education and 47th in national security.
Trokosi is an ancient practice in West Africa where virgin girls, some as young as six are sent as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by their families.