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How to be an ally on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia themed “Alliances for Solidarity”

May 17th is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and this year the global theme is “Alliances for Solidarity”. The theme aims to strengthen alliances towards the LGBTQI+ community so as to ensure safety, lobby for legal change, and/or campaign to change the hearts and minds of the masses.

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The fading use of indigenous languages in African households

The use of indigenous languages in African households is slowly fading with parents embracing foreign languages. Speaking at the 7th Annual International Igbo Conference Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie revealed that she only speaks to her daughter in Igbo, a practice that shocks many parents. However, embracing foreign languages at the expense of local languages is a result of “colonialism [which has] made us look down on everything that is African. This includes our languages, cultures and religions”.