The prosecution of sexual offender, Femi Olaleye, has brought hope to Nigeria’s justice system. But the overarching problem of rape and its consequential societal stigma continues to frustrate the efforts of those fighting against it.
For a long time, not many Ghanaians knew that Theodosia Okoh designed their country’s iconic flag. Like many African countries, the history of Ghana’s independence unfailingly details the contributions of men who are all tagged ‘founding fathers’. Women like Okoh and their contributions, however, are often left out of the archives and consciousness of their country people.
In curating the Biennale Architettura 2023 in Venice in May, Lesley Lokko is set to make history as the exhibition’s first Black architect. Lokko’s career as an architect has been eclectic but always revolving around the subject of Africa’s past, present and future.
Folayegbe Akintunde-Ighodalo was a pioneering Nigerian feminist, activist, and civil servant who in 1968 became the permanent secretary of Home Affairs and Information in Nigeria’s Western Region. Read more.