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Inxeba: Wounding the Pride and Prejudice of Xhosa men?

By NKATEKO MABASA, Daily Maverick, 02/09/2018 As the movie Inxeba (The Wound) stirs anger and inspires protest, South Africans question whether this rage, projected towards a film, is actually about protecting cultural values or whether a more insidious intent lies beneath the...

5 Unusual African Cultural Practices

By Kajuju Murori, The African Exponent, 02/08/2018 Africa possesses some of the strangest traditional practices, ranging from washing a corpse and using the collected water to prepare a meal for fellow community members. Africa has many practices some of which are...

Meet the gender-defying women of Botswana’s heavy metal scene

By Zio Baritaux, I-D, 02/05/2018 It started at a rock concert in Bo, tswana in 2010: South African photographer Paul Shiakallisnoticed a group of black men wearing Mad Max-esque cowboy outfits. Heavy metal T-shirts, studded leather jackets and pants, boots with spurs, and...

I love sex , says singer, Lorraine Lionheart

…As she launches sex podcast By Ayo Onikoyi, Vanguard, 02/05/2018 UK-based Botswana artiste, who released a single on romantic appeal of popular commercial tricycle ‘Keke Napep’ has launched a sex-positive podcast on February 1, 2018, named TASSO. Lorraine Lionheart The name is abbreviation...

Kenyan celebrities who confessed to being HIV positive

By Ray kiplimo, The Standard, 02/05/2018 HIV/AIDS is among the most feared diseases not only in Kenya but in the world. To some, being infected by HIV will be like the death sentence and thus they will prefer to keep it upon...

Wodaabe (Mbororo) People: The Nomadic Fulani Sub-tribe

Wodaabe (Mbororo) People: The Nomadic Fulani Sub-tribe That Cultivate Beauty And Their Unique Gerewol Festival By Trip Down Memory Lane, 02/03/2018 The Wodaabe also known as Bororo are nomadic cattle-herders and traders that forms a subset of the larger Fulani (Fulbe) ethnolinguistic...
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Was Queen Victoria really given an orphaned African child as a “gift”? The true...

The star of the Victoria Christmas special is an eight-year-old girl called Sarah who is rescued from slavery and given to the Queen By Eleanor Bley Griffiths, Radio Times, 02/03/2018 The remarkable story of Nigerian princess Sarah Forbes Bonetta, who was adopted by...

Fidel Castro’s eldest son ‘Fidelito’ commits suicide

By Sarah Marsh, Marc Frank, Reuters, 02/02/2018 FILE PHOTO: Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, son of Cuba's President Fidel Castro, talks to Argentine human right activist and member of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo group Hebe de Bonafini during the inauguration of the...

She was treated like a ‘servant’ in Ghana

She was treated like a 'servant' in Ghana. At Navy, she's a track star and much more. By Adam Zielonka, Capital Gazette, 02/02/2018 Five thousand miles from the Ghanaian district of Bolgatanga, two American service academies renewed their famous athletic rivalry on an...

A Beer With Bill Gates: Some Advice on How to Succeed in a Critical...

By Michael Paddock, Inside Philanthropy, 02/01/2018 The hand pump outside the healthcare center was sitting on top of a virtual swimming pool of fresh water only meters deep. But they said the well was dry and the healthcare facility had operated without...

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Forgotten Angolan Apartheid Soldiers Struggle to Survive in South Africa

By Fredrick Ngugi, Pan-African Weekend, 2017-06-05 At least 3,000 Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa’s apartheid government in the 1980s to fight against their fellow...

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