Africa in Focus

Nov 2021

The collapse of the Ikoyi building in Lagos, proves that human rights starts with infrastructure

The unfolding events serve as a painful reminder that housing security cannot be bought. The bubble afforded to the elites does not guarantee safety
Nov 2021

Image Based Abuse: How Revenge Porn is Violence Against Women

We make it seem like it’s okay to humiliate Women for having sex or sharing intimate pictures with a partner, then blame the victim whilst protecting the perpetrator
Oct 2021

#BHM Elizabeth Marami is Going Against the Tide

“Sexual harassment does happen, as women are the minority. But I have learnt to put my foot down and insist that on board a ship, we are colleagues”
Oct 2021

#BHM “When you educate a girl, you educate the whole nation.” How this Chief Leader is Protecting Girls in Malawi 

Early marriages are sometimes seen as a “way out” of poverty for young children, especially girls, who bear the brunt of economic hardship
Oct 2021

Cape Verde: Former Prime Minister, José Maria Neves, Elected President

His lengthy experience is needed, as he takes over at a time of deep COVID-induced economic recession and soaring inflation for the country
Oct 2021

#BHM Professor Thuli Madonsela: The Social Justice Aficionado

The Eastern Cape is one of the poorest and least developed provinces in the country while South Africa is the world’s most unequal country in the world
Oct 2021

20.10.20 The Lekki Massacre: The #EndSARS Protests Ended Nothing

Activism has been a prime strategy against injustice and was the major tool in overcoming colonialism, military dictatorship, and government-sanctioned violence
Oct 2021

#BHM In Conversation with Captain Thokozile Muwamba: The First Zambian Female Fighter Pilot

In its fifty-three years of existence, the Defence Force has had 11 commanders-in-chief, all of whom have been men
Oct 2021

#BHM MARTHA KOOME: All Rise! Kenya’s First Female Chief Justice Now Presiding

“Women entering male-dominated professions should not succumb to male norms. This is because leadership and professional ability is gender neutral”
Oct 2021

#BHM Lady Margaret Ekpo: A Fierce Feminist and Political Pioneer

“Without the help of Women, the men could not have effectively executed the fight for Nigeria’s Independence from the British”
Oct 2021

Is Purity Culture and the Adultification of Black Girls to Blame for the ongoing rise of Child Marriages

There is an obvious link between the high child marriage rates in Africa and the over-sexualisation of Black girls
Oct 2021

White is Light, and White is Right: Colonialism, Colourism and Skin Bleaching

Thanks to colonialism and white supremacy, Women who pass the paper bag test are held in high esteem, put on a pedestal and idolised