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Violence Against Women

Protest In South Africa Over Violence Against Women

Posted: September 13, 2019 at 6:34 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

Thousands of activists, clad in dark dresses, moseyed through the streetsĀ of South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to protest the growing incidents of violence against women in the country. The protesters wielded various placards with inscriptions showing growing distaste for the country’s worrying rate of gender-based violence. According to the country’s police, about 4,000 activists […]

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Election Victory

Tribunal Reaffirm Nigeria’s Buhari Election Victory

Posted: September 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Re-election victory of President Muhamadu Buhari was reaffirmed on Wednesday by election tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria. The Tribunal while dismissing the petition filed by the opposition candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party, rule that the evidence presented by the opposition lacks substance. So far, the President’s victory is likely to hold for now, […]

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Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe’s Liberator

Posted: September 9, 2019 at 4:21 am   /   AFRICA, Opinion

One man, many views; Robert Mugabe is someone that is not easy to define. To some, he was a hero who championed Zimbabwe’s independence struggles from colonial warlords. To others, mostly the west, he was a tyrant and dictator who held his people hostage for years and sunk the country into perennial economic woes.  The […]

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DRC

DRC Sees Ebola Surge As 3 Cases Are Confirmed

Posted: August 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) risks plummeting image in the international community as fears over its lingering Ebola crisis thicken among surrounding countries. DRC’s battle with Ebola is showing no sign of thawing after another Ebola victim, one-year old girl, was confirmed dea recently. The recent death makes it the third to be confirmed in […]

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Deforestation

Africa Tackling Climate Change, Deforestation

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 1:23 am   /   AFRICA, Article

On July 30th, residents of Cross River State in South-Southern Nigeria thronged the streets to participate in ‘Green Carnival’ geared towards the planting of one million trees. The Carnival declared by the State Governor, Ben Ayade was aimed at engaging the growing rate of deforestation and global warming.  Cross River chalks up over 50 per […]

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Why the world must sustain Nelson Mandela’s legacies

Posted: July 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Last week, the world marked this year’s edition of Nelson Mandela International Day, to commemorate the legacies of the apartheid hero. The celebration itself comes with a burden: the world must consciously fight to ensure the legacies he left behind are sustained. July 18, every year is always memorable. Its significance, unarguably, owes much to […]

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Social Media

Social media fueling political activism across Africa

Posted: July 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, Lifestyle

In Africa, where open anti-government demonstrations are shrinking due to increased clampdown from those in authorities, many activists are turning to social media as alternative means to protest against oppressive governments. The recent arrest and imprisonment of Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a renowned Ugandan lecturer and feminist has sparked widespread outrage over the use of social […]

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Africa

Why Africa Is Losing Its Fight Against Corruption

Posted: July 15, 2019 at 3:24 am   /   AFRICA, Article

Last week, Africa marked its annual Anti-Corruption Day in commemoration of efforts to stem the tide of corruption in the continent, but the bleak atmosphere that characterized this year’s celebration, like other years, suggests nothing is worth celebrating, with corruption fighting back from all angles. July 11, 2019, marked another Anti-Corruption Day across African countries. […]

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herders

Nigeria’s deadly farmer-herders crisis deepens humanitarian, Economic Woes

Posted: July 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, deadly clashes between pastoralists (herders) majorly from the north and farmers in the south have left many dead, and thousands displaced.  Last week, Nigerian government announced plans to begin its proposed Ruga settlement, a prototype of cattle colony, an earlier initiative, suggested by the government last year to address the […]

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coup

Ethiopia’s coup failure unmasks Africa’s ingrained ethnic division problem

Posted: July 2, 2019 at 10:34 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics

Ethiopia’s recently foiled coup attempt despite Abiy Ahmed’s reforms shows how deeply-rooted ethnic patriotism is killing Africa and stagnating the continent’s quest for meaningful development. On June 23, Ethiopia was rattled by a ferocious coup attempt. The coup attempt was reportedly spearheaded by a local security Chief, General Asaminew Tsige, who had attempted similar mission […]

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