Dignity After Death: The New York Times has come under heavy criticism for publishing gory pictures of black bodies strewn haphazardly after the terror attack in Kenya. The debate has raised ethical, moral and philosophical questions on protecting the dignity of human remains in general, and black bodies in particular after death.
A conference in Accra, Ghana, revisited the 1958 All African People’s Conference, under the banner of “The Unfinished Business of Liberation and Transformation”. The legendary convenor of that first conference, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, famously said, “The objective is African Union. We must unite now or perish.” Yaw Adjei-Gyamfi considers how far we have journeyed towards the economic independence of Africa.
More than half the world is online, with the numbers growing every day. People are increasingly spending every second of their existence on the World Wide Web, yet we are still uncomfortable with saying that is where the bae came from. Kagure Mugo wonders why.
For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, Nana Akosua Hanson argues that the problem of sexual harassment in schools is rooted in patriarchy and that there is an urgent need for a complete overhaul of how we educate our children on matters of sex and relationships.
Most women who opt for sex toys prefer vibrators above all the other options available to them for self-pleasure. Vibrators are used for clitoral stimulation yet – absurdly – they are designed to resemble phalluses.
Pegging is not high on heterosexual couples’ list of things to do in bed, but maybe it should be. The act of trying something new and subverting gender roles in the sack can lead to increased pleasure and healthy conversations for both parties.
When people hear the term “sex positivity”, they think it is about having sex with everyone all the time, or having sex in wild and messy ways. In fact, sex positivity is about having a healthy and fulfilling sex life – no matter what that looks like, says Kagure Mugo.
When a deputy headmaster at one of Zimbabwe’s top schools recently came out as gay, he faced a backlash that revealed a deep-seated homophobia. One Zimbabwean decided to stand up – and out – in support of the LGBTQI+ community in general and GALZ in particular.
Future Africa Forum founder and Zimbabwean entrepreneur Gerald Chirinda says the future is African. As Africa's story changes, young people from the continent have the responsibility to get involved in changing the narrative.
25 years ago, the South African Communist party leader and chief of staff of the uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, Chris Hani was assassinated. Hani's murderer, Janusz Walus was denied parole on Wednesday by Justice Minister Michael Masutha.
Kenya is coming to terms with the second terrorist attack on its soil in five years. We examine the ethical issues that arise when both the public and the media inadvertently add to the chaos of a harrowing situation and cause greater damage.
The latest Henley Passport Index, which periodically ranks passports for the level of travel access they offer, gives insight into which African passports currently provide the greatest global access and which the least.
Rwanda has followed Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa in cracking down on skin bleaching products that contain chemicals like hydroquinone and mercury, which have been linked to skin cancer and kidney and liver damage.
Moussa Faki Mahamat, AU Commission Chairperson revealed the AU will in February present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent.
Where does cultural appropriation end and good business begin? The film production company Disney sparked yet another discussion on what is acceptable when it trademarked the Swahili phrase “Hakuna matata”
TJ Benson on November 28, 2017 — The Ake Arts and Book Festival is one of Africa's biggest literary festivals. It takes place in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The 2017 edition was themed "This F- Word" and was headlined by Ama Ata Aidoo and focused on women in various fields of the creative industry, from film to literature.
Ake Festival Banner 2017. This year’ theme was titled The F- Word and had feminist creatives from the continent. Photo: TJ Benson
From 14th to 18th November, artists from all over the world congregated in Abeokuta, Oyo state for the fifth Ake Arts and Book Festival, organised by Lola Shoneyin. The theme ‘This F- Word’ was headlined by Ama Ata Aidoo and focused on women in various fields of the creative industry from film to literature.