Online age, the bane of social media platforms; 4chan, 8chan among others where public figures gets lampooned, at the click of a button. Meghan Markle has been at the receiving end of unprecedented visceral abuse, fuelled in part by racism and negative media coverage. Time to introspect and look into our global consciousness, writes Andrew Chatora.
Sports are segregated by sex. But what happens when athletes don’t fit neatly into sport’s definition of gender?
The question of whether heightened testosterone confers an advantage for some female athletes remains contentious.
Arbitration case between athlete Caster Semenya and the IAAF centres on eligibility to compete based on testosterone – but there are other factors in play.
A recent photograph posted under a series named “Extreme Reading Challenge” by one of Zimbabwe’s top private schools has had widespread reaction. The question that arises, says Mako Muzenda is: “Has the private schooling system done anything to dismantle its colonial legacy?”
Many Africans grew up with the BBC and CNN as their sources of information. In fact, these stations remain the main news source for a lot of us. Are there other options that might serve Africans better?
Contrary to the colonial view, Bushmen of southern Africa had a complex and meaningful practice of dress.
Whatever the decision, the emotional toll for athletes is high
The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said in an interim report on Belgium that racial discrimination against Africans “is endemic” in Belgium’s institutions and the nation needs to make amends for the crimes committed in the Congo.