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World Social Justice Day

World Social Justice Day

Today, February 20th, is World Social Justice Day. The term Social Justice has received enormous attention globally due to its critical impact on the socio-economic status of any given society. To some, it is considered a fundamental issue in the human race, while others regard it as a prerequisite to peace and development in a […]

The face of African slavery in Qajar Iran – in pictures

The face of African slavery in Qajar Iran – in pictures

The African slave trade in the Persian Gulf began well before the Islamic period. Mediaeval accounts refer sporadically to slaves working as household servants, bodyguards, militiamen and sailors in the Persian Gulf including what is today southern Iran. The practice lasted, and evolved, through many centuries. In Iran’s modern history, Africans were integral to elite […]

Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights

Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights

Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her. Eight years later, she is still battling for justice. She sits on a steel-framed bed in her parents’ three-bedroom home, and holds her […]

Art Clip Africa: Amplify leading new voices in contemporary art from African scenes.

Art Clip Africa: Amplify leading new voices in contemporary art from African scenes.

Located inside The Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Art Clip Africa is a contemporary space that promotes perceptive art across a variety of traditional and experimental media  with the strategic objective of amplifying leading new voices in contemporary art from African scenes, with an initial centre on Lagos and Nigeria, taking reference from its social, economic, […]

Can Egyptian women start a revolution against sexual violence?

Can Egyptian women start a revolution against sexual violence?

In Tahrir Square, the center of the Egyptian revolution five years ago, women safely joined men to protest for a new future. But that moment soon ended; hundreds, even thousands of female protestors were sexually assaulted. In some cases, activists believe the government used violence as a political weapon. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin examines how […]

Beyond heartache and Boko Haram: Women prove love is universal

Beyond heartache and Boko Haram: Women prove love is universal

Balaraba Ramat Yakubu was 12 years old when she was married off. By 19 she was divorced, jilted by her husband; left to fend for herself in Kano state, northern Nigeria. But this isn’t a sad story. Instead it’s one of community and independence — from the unlikeliest source. Yakubu began writing. And writing. And […]

The Best And Worst Moments Of The 2016 Grammys

The Best And Worst Moments Of The 2016 Grammys

The Grammys celebrate the year’s best music and weirdest ideas. To the producers who thought it was a great idea to put Luke Bryan and Tyrese Gibson in the same performance, congrats on being such tastemakers. By now, it’s no surprise to see disparate musicians take the stage together — in fact, it can be […]

Congratulations to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa on her Appointment as SSA on Foreign Affairs & Diaspora.

Congratulations to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa on her Appointment as SSA on Foreign Affairs & Diaspora.

Congratulations to our very own Columnist, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa on her appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as his Senior Special Assistant on foreign Affairs and Diaspora on 15th February , 2016. She was born on 10th October, 1962. She began her career in journalism where she spent 15 years of her professional life and is […]

Photographer tracks down women he met in war zones ten years on to find out if they survived.

Photographer tracks down women he met in war zones ten years on to find out if they survived.

  A moving portrait exhibit by an award-winning war photographer lays bare the cruel reality of conflict for women across the world. Nick Danziger’s striking images capture the heartache and helplessness of rape victims, widows, refugees and prisoners, all female and all living during war. He captured his initial shots in 2001 as part of […]

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships: I’m a firm believer in making things work. I was married for nearly 30 years and endured the turbulence that all relationships experience in time. Divorce is always a valid option, but many times, people jump straight to it too […]