What does it mean to be African?

What does it mean to be African?

Wale Idris Ajibade – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: What does it means to be African in the real sense? Is it spiritual? Is it a course, a journey, a deep sense of hope of healing, reconciliation, or a birthright based inclination? Is it a responsibility for just Africans, or […]

Women’s Decade needs impetus

Women’s Decade needs impetus

Refiloe Joala – New Age – Thursday, 01 March 2012 The African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) is a bold political initiative that aims to put women at the centre of development on the continent. Launched in Nairobi, Kenya, in October 2010, with roots traceable to the UN First World Conference on Women, held in Mexico City […]

African women who changed our world

African women who changed our world

Jessica Horn – WNN Opinion   (WNN/OD) OPINION Africa: In the company of souls departed and souls vibrantly alive, Jessica Horn reflects on the significance of the lives of Nobel laureates Leymah Gbowee and the late Wangari Maathai, and the transgressive power of African women on a mission. ___ Since I started to write for […]

Madagascar woman gives honest account of life hardships

Madagascar woman gives honest account of life hardships

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) MADAGASCAR: A 38-year-old woman named Say Louise from Ilafitsignana, Madacascar has happy memories of childhood, when her father’s job with the port management authority in Fort Dauphin (and later his farming and fishing) provided for all the family’s needs. Harvests and fish were plentiful. Her difficulties came as an adult when […]

Knowledge, priviledge and power – Africa

Knowledge, priviledge and power – Africa

Neema Ndunguru – WNN Opinion The educated African is the privileged African. For through her education, she has gained knowledge. And knowledge, as we – the educated – know, is power. There she sits, in her position of power, perched on the pedestal of privilege, cushioned by a false sense of pride. From this pedestal […]