Africa

Polyandry: The Fight for South African Women to Have the Same Marriage Rights as Men

Image: Cornelia Ng via Unsplash In May, the South African Department of Home Affairs submitted a proposal which suggested that polyandry, the marriage between one woman…

Amelia Cummins

From Nigeria to 'United African Republic': development or stagnation?

Image credit: Emmanuel Ikwuegbu via Unsplash It has been roughly over a month since Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant in Lagos State, proposed the idea of…

Claudia Efemini

Zambia’s precarious balancing act: health versus the economy

While the COVID-19 pandemic gripped most of Europe in March this year, the experience of the virus for much of Africa, including Zambia, was only just…

Ellen Cornelius

The victory of Chakwera and the Malawi Congress Party in Malawi sets a precedent for opposition parties in Africa

Malawi has just sworn in their new president, Lazarus Chakwera after a controversial election. Chakwera’s Malawi Congress Party won the elections with a majority of…

Sacrée Kabeya

The daunting effect of colourism in modern day Nigeria

Nigeria gained independence from British colonial rule in 1960. Yet over half of a century later, the scars of colonialism remain embedded in Nigerian beauty standards.…

Claudia Efemini

COVID-19 in Madagascar: Curfews, Economic Strife, and a ‘Miracle Cure’

Current affairs on the island of Madagascar are not publicised very often in mainstream media due to a disproportionate focus on the West, resulting in a…

Tasneem Jodiyawalla