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Why is Homophobia our Cup of Tea?

Marriage between same-sex couples in Nigeria can now lead to 14 years in prison. Affiliating with a same-sex group or publicly displaying same-sex affection can result in a 10-year prison sentence. In a country where being gay was already illegal, these draconian penalties became law when President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on January 13, […]

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Whistling Women: Gender, Space, and Power Paradigms in Africa

Almost four years after the enactment of Senegal’s controversial Gender Parity Act (Parité), which guarantees women and men 50-50 representation in the legislature and on the ballots, some Sierra Leonean activists are fighting for women to have representation in the country’s lawmaking body. A new award-winning documentary, 30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone), follows […]

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“If Western Journalists ‘Get Africa Wrong,’ then Who Gets Africa Right?”

There has been quite a bit of discussion recently surrounding The Guardian’s coverage of the ongoing political crisis in South Sudan. Touting their man in Juba as “the first Western journalist on the scene” (which they’ve since revised) sparked a bit of controversy, both for its paternalism and for its inherent disrespect to the South […]

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The Flight of the Eritreans

There’s a joke about the US state of Ohio that goes something like this: “Twenty-four astronauts were born in Ohio. What is it about your state that makes people want to flee the Earth?” One might be asking something similar about Eritrea, which recently saw nine members of its national football team and their coach […]

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Over fifty years ago, the architects of African independence – Nkrumah, Nyerere, Lumumba, and others, met in Accra, Tunis, and Cairo to discuss the way forward for the continent. Now, more than five decades on, this is our “All-African Peoples Conference”. This is the forum on which we meet to launch our collective vision for Africa, and where open and honest discussion can take place.

We encourage you to take another look at the continent and reconsider the paradigms through which you view and study Africa.

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Why is Homophobia our Cup of Tea?

Marriage between same-sex couples in Nigeria can now lead to 14 years in prison. Affiliating with a same-sex group or publicly displaying same-sex affection can result in a 10-year prison sentence. In a country where being gay was already illegal, these draconian penalties became law when President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on January 13, […]

sambapanza-red

Whistling Women: Gender, Space, and Power Paradigms in Africa

Almost four years after the enactment of Senegal’s controversial Gender Parity Act (Parité), which guarantees women and men 50-50 representation in the legislature and on the ballots, some Sierra Leonean activists are fighting for women to have representation in the country’s lawmaking body. A new award-winning documentary, 30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone), follows […]

journalist yellow

“If Western Journalists ‘Get Africa Wrong,’ then Who Gets Africa Right?”

There has been quite a bit of discussion recently surrounding The Guardian’s coverage of the ongoing political crisis in South Sudan. Touting their man in Juba as “the first Western journalist on the scene” (which they’ve since revised) sparked a bit of controversy, both for its paternalism and for its inherent disrespect to the South […]

eritrea dark red

The Flight of the Eritreans

There’s a joke about the US state of Ohio that goes something like this: “Twenty-four astronauts were born in Ohio. What is it about your state that makes people want to flee the Earth?” One might be asking something similar about Eritrea, which recently saw nine members of its national football team and their coach […]

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