Nigerian writer Kemi Falodun recently launched the Police Brutality in Nigeria Project (POBIN), an initiative to archive and keep alive the memories of Nigerian citizens who have died because of police violence.
Taking the knee: Why it matters in post George Floyd killing for public personalities such as Denzel Washington, Lewis Hamilton, Jamie Foxx and other accomplished black celebrities, influencers and commentators to speak out against white supremacy and racial injustice.
Will the same electoral commission, so heavily criticised in the court’s ruling, improve its capacity and arrange more credible elections?
An estimated 130 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk. The practice is carried out mainly for cultural and economic reasons.
United Nations Women reported that traditional cutters in Sierra Leone have pledged to abandon and advocate against FGM which is still not illegal in the country. This added support will contribute to the clampdown on initiation ceremonies by the secret societies that uphold the practice.
The Rohingya case before the International Court of Justice is politically and legally significant.
Immigration authorities cast doubt on the motives of marriages between African nationals and Europeans, violating these couples’ right to family life.
Rwanda has followed in the footsteps of South Africa scrapping the 18% Value Added Tax on sanitary pads. African countries are taking the step in order to combat period poverty especially for young girls and vulnerable women.
Citizens are using unorthodox ways to ensure their voices are being heard.