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LOUD WHISPERS : Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi Ajasoro

LOUD WHISPERS : Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi Ajasoro

A few days ago, I watched Moremi Ajasoro, a fantastic musical at Terra Culture in Lagos. Two years ago I wrote an essay about the legendary Yoruba heroine Moremi Ajasoro, and I am sharing it here now. The story of Moremi Ajasoro, a legendary figure from the ancient town of Ile-Ife in South West Nigeriais […]

VALAR MORGHULIS: Ten Lessons From Game Of Thrones

VALAR MORGHULIS: Ten Lessons From Game Of Thrones

To celebrate the ‘Arrival of Winter’ on April 14th ( the screening of  Season 8 of Game of Thrones)  I am reposting an article I wrote two years ago which will resonate with fans of Game of Thrones. If you are not a fan, I hope you will still find it useful. For those of […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Kenya Launches Women Birders Association

Kenya Launches Women Birders Association

With East Africa having a number of Important Birding Areas — an internationally recognised ecosystem with endemic and migratory bird species — birding is now one of the fastest growing sectors in the region’s tourism industry. In Kenya, the Tana Delta at the Coast and Kakamega Forest in western Kenya are certified IBAs. Yet it […]

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women lobbyists have increased their campaign and hype for female parliamentary and local government aspirants, saying they want women to get 40 per cent of the seats in both parliament and councils. Emma Kaliya, chairperson of Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) said Malawi is not doing well in terms of putting women in decision making […]

Boats Still Missing After Cyclone

Boats Still Missing After Cyclone

 At least 30 boats are still missing in the central Mozambican city of Beira, following the devastation caused by cyclone Idai, which hit the city on 14 March. These were small boats used to carry passengers and cargo in the Beira area, and to districts such as Buzi and Muchanga, and were owned by members […]

Africa Begins World’s Biggest Anti-Malaria Vaccine Campaign

Africa Begins World’s Biggest Anti-Malaria Vaccine Campaign

Hundreds of thousands of children are to receive a groundbreaking vaccine against the mosquito-born disease in three African countries. It’s hoped the campaign will save many lives, but there are some drawbacks. Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries are to receive a powerful anti-malaria drug as part of a pilot project to […]

Kenema Women Launch Governance Network In Sierra Leone

Kenema Women Launch Governance Network In Sierra Leone

Women unite: “Let us not relent and let no man intimidate us and tell us that we are not educated” Women in Kenema have organised themselves into the Kenema Women in Governance Network seeking to empower themselves socially, economically, educationally and, most importantly, politically. Drawing from the experiences and successes of their sisters in the […]

Serial Rapist Nabbed In Zimbabwe

Serial Rapist Nabbed In Zimbabwe

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in the Southerton industrial area of Harare in connection with a spate of rape and robbery cases which occurred between November 2018 and April 2019 targeting women vendors. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest. “On 17th April 2019 the man was arrested by alert police […]

Astronaut To Eclipse Record For Longest U.S. Spaceflight By A Woman

Astronaut To Eclipse Record For Longest U.S. Spaceflight By A Woman

Astronaut Christina Koch, who completed the space walk with a man instead of a female colleague last month, will remain in orbit on board the International Space Station until February A female astronaut is due to set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday, the same […]

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