Criminalising suicide directs resources towards punishment which has no significant deterrent effect.
This is Africa spoke to Sada Malumfashi, the director of the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) which will be hosting its first edition around the theme, ‘Spaces’. The festival will “explore the origins of Hausa literary spaces; converse and discuss notions of gender, identity, culture, and politics.”
This Is Africa spoke to Nigerian climate and environmental campaigner Olumide Idowu, popularly known as Mr. Climate about his journey as a climate action warrior, the challenges he’s faced in his activism and why he thinks every African youth should be involved in finding lasting solutions to persistent climate problems.
While some German museums are returning some of the famous Benin Bronzes, most remain in museums in the UK and the US even as calls for restitution grow.
Fomenting violence online is illegal in SA – social media use during the latest violence makes digital literacy a priority.
The protests paved the way for healing, vitality and a new vista of productive life.
As Nigeria’s Twitter ban shows, online platforms are the new battleground between governments and their critics.
The Nigerian government has no legal capacity to unilaterally regulate or police borderless social media platforms.
Given the impact of African players in European football, it’s remarkable how few are able to secure jobs in football in Europe after their playing days end.