The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) aim to permanently include Africa in their professional basketball league is manifesting. The Association announced the African cities that will host the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) when it sets off in March 2020 and other pertinent details about the tournament.
Africa’s democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
The Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by the North African country of Egypt, is the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been declared illegal in some African countries, it still persists. Patrick Egwu in Nigeria, Annie Njanja in Kenya and Mamadou Lamine Ba in Senegal explored what was being done in their countries to stop this age-old discriminatory practice.
Today we remember, and celebrate Cheikh Anta Diop, a pre-eminent Senegalese academic, anthropologist, physicist, politician and historian whose groundbreaking research and writing continues to inspire research on race, pre-colonial African culture and Black civilisation. Here’s our selection of 8 excerpts from Diop’s writings.
Dozens of Secondary school girls have admitted to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) that they were coerced into sexual relations by their teachers for better grades, food, mobile phones, and new clothes. School-related sexual, and gender-based violence is a serious problem in Senegal, HRW said in the report.
Although Senegal’s overall World Cup result was disappointing, the team showed that they have a great deal to build on for future campaigns.
Fatou Kandé Senghor is a Senegalese artist and filmmaker. She talks about the pan-African icons of her youth, the icons of Senegalese society, and the difficulties of passing on their lessons to her daughters in the digitalised and globalised 21st century.