Beyond recreational consumption, young Nigerians are using cannabis to aid their schooling and work.
Social norms, practices and attitudes in African societies hinder the lives, survival and development of girls.
It is important that procedures surrounding funerals are developed by public health officials alongside traditional and religious authorities.
Over 60% of girls in Ethiopia are married by the age of 18. Many don’t have support in negotiating with their husbands and families to take control of their own fertility.
Nigerians can take pride in the recent addition of 29 words of Nigerian origin to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Schools are still not using Nigerian languages to teach students.
In accordance with the Tanzania’s Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act passed in 2009, authorities in Zanzibar have registered approx. 340 traditional healers in an effort to regulate and support them.
As we mark the 2018 international day International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation we need to accelerate efforts of raising awareness and encourage concrete actions to stop the harmful practice.
The head wrap has come a long way from being exclusively worn by African women at traditional ceremonies. Head scarves or “the doek” have evolved into statement pieces for any chic African-inspired outfit.