Deference for our elders is culturally ingrained in us as a sign of deep respect for those who are older or have status in our communities. This young African feminist questions whether this trait is harmful to the movements that women have built up over so many difficult years.
Young aspirant politicians lack support structure and the money, both of which remain strong factors in deciding politics in Nigeria.
The current turmoil in Cameroon is dire and stems from the Anglophone minority which makes up roughly 20% of the country’s population protesting their forced assimilation into the dominant Francophone society contrary to agreements that date back to the 1960s. The Francophone majority has been trying to quell the minority group’s public show of discontent.
Just a week after main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration was trying to assassinate him, an explosion went off in Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold, at a Mnangagwa campaign rally, killing two people.
Women don’t want to be reduced to ceremonial roles; they believe they can add value in making decisions.
Cartoon Network Africa has launched a new initiative called “Creative Lab” to solicit local short-form animated content for and from people living in Africa. The initiative is specifically looking for creators, writers, graphic artists and animation students to help produce these new projects.
In remembrance of those killed during the Biafran War from 1967 to 1970, and others who died over the years in the struggle for an independent state of Biafra, the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra organised a sit-at-home protest, which shut down economic and social activities in the South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria, writes Patrick Egwu.
To understand why women in Africa are less politically represented than men, one needs to look into the history of the continent’s gender gap when it comes to matters of leadership and governance.
Africa is a continent full of beautiful history, but some of it is ugly and unpleasant. It is just as important to document and talk about the dark chapters for posterity. Uganda is doing just that with the announcement of plans to build an ‘Idi Amin museum’ to attract tourists. The museum will also showcase pre-colonial and colonial history.