Led by the royals, British colonialists committed every form of cruelty imaginable—those who suffered under the empire and fought it are angry over the homage paid to Elizabeth II.
Creating employment and fighting corruption are two of the subjects discussed in the wide ranging discussion.
Given its natural resources and people, Nigeria should be a prosperous nation, but after 60 years of self governance, the country now ranks as the world poverty capital.
Crystal Chigbu’s personal experience with an amputee child inspired her to start the IREDE Foundation in 2012 to bring hope, joy, and purposeful living to all children living with limb loss, their families and caregivers. The Foundation also provides prosthetic limbs to children across Nigeria.
Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.
The methods used to measure gross domestic product are being criticised for excluding the unpaid work done by women.
In Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda had islands referred to as akampene or Punishment Islands for unmarried girls who fell pregnant. Almost a century ago, this practice led to the death of many girls. A girl’s value was determined by her virginity. The same rules did not apply to the boys who made these girls pregnant.
Mapule Mohulatsi a South African writer and reader shares the experiences of members of her ‘after work, working girls’ session. The group is made up five working girls who occassionaly meet and speak about anything and everything – mostly about men, bosses, white people, sex, politics, babies, our own mothers, books, hair, and money.
This Is Africa recently did a simple experiment. We did an image search for “African children” on Google. The results were eye-opening especially when compared to Google searches for “American children” and “European children.” While the other two searches yielded images of cheerful, happy children, the image search for “African children” turned up many disturbing images of starving, distressed and yes, even gun-toting minors. Is this the real Africa or does Google need to play an active role in changing how the world sees the continent?