Anti-Poverty Group’s Data Misleads on Women’s Education in Africa

Researched by: Gopolang Makou Source: Africa Check Anti-poverty campaign group ONE is shining a spotlight on 10 countries, nine of them in Africa, where girls find it “toughest” to get an education. But does the data bear this out?  To highlight the difficulties women worldwide face in trying to get an education, anti-poverty campaign group ONE recently…

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The Salooni: An Experiential Art Project Exploring the Politics Woven Through Black Hair

All photos by: Darlyne Komukama  Salooni is a multidisciplinary art project exploring the politics woven through black hair. It presents “black hair practices as systems of knowledge through which culture and survivalist strategies are passed from generation to generation”. Created by four Ugandan women artists, The Salooni Project, by way of pop-up salons and art…

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Watch Bantu’s Satirical video for “Lagos Barbie”

Sometime in October, Bantu, a 13-man band from Nigeria, released a music video for their single “Lagos Barbie”, the first single off their funky new album of massive-fusion of Afrobeat, Highlife and Afrofunk songs, Agberos International.  In an artful way, the audiovisual explores the politics woven through black hair dictated by western beauty standards, prompting “the habitual love of wigs and weaves by women in…

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The UDF-Inkingi Welcomes the Judgement of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ in the Case of Political Prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza

Credit: KPFA/Ann Garrison Press Release  Source: The Rwandan  We have learnt with satisfaction the judgement of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, based in Arusha – Tanzania) in the case of the political prisoner, Mrs. Victoire Ingabire against the Rwandan government, confirming that she did not get a fair trial in Rwanda, highlighting several…

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Meet Sona Jobarteh, The First Female Professional Kora Player

Sona Jobarteh began learning to play the Kora at the age of four from her brother Tunde Jegede, and by her mid-teens she became a permanent member of her brother’s internationally acclaimed ‘ACM Ensemble’. The Kora (21-string African harp) is one of the most important instruments belonging to the Manding people of West Africa (Gambia,…

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World’s Fastest Marathoners

East African Runners Dominate 2017 List of the World’s Fastest Marathoners In a recent publication by Runners World listing the World’s Fastest Marathoners, and Marathon Courses, East African men and women runners dominate the scene as world record-holders “on record-eligible courses”. On the whole, often known to battle for first place, in this complete list…

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