African Arguments Online
From politics to grassroots campaigning to online spaces, women in Nigeria are mobilising and speaking out. Here are three leading the charge.
Women make up half of Nigeria’s population but just 6% of its lawmakers. Credit: UN Women Nigeria/Lady Eguche.
As Nigeria readies itself for general elections in 2019, the absence of female political leaders has been thrown into stark relief. Women... more
In Uganda, HIV prevalence is four times higher among young women than young men.
Yusuf Byaruhanga and Israel Bendaki, members of the HIV “positive living group” in Kampala. Credit: Alice McCool.
In an informal settlement in central Kampala, Yusuf Byaruhanga sits within the faded pastel walls of a school. With his walking stick resting next to his chair, the 63-year-old talks openly... more
Activists’ use of #ThisFlag and the president’s use of #ThisScarf look the same, but they couldn’t be more different.
A garment for all occasions: Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa has been weather his favourite scarf, in fair weather and foul.
Zimbabwe’s national flag has come back into political fashion recently – this time as a scarf. Since President Emmerson Mnangagwa... more
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George Weah was elected to office vowing to usher in widespread change. How’s he faring so far?
100 days in, President George Weah may be feeling a little bruised. Credit: George Weah.
For most of the past three decades, George Weah has been best known as a free-scoring footballing icon. But for the last 100 days, his actions as Liberia’s new president have been the ones grabbing the... more