3 minutes read July 28, 2015 Mandela Day: 400 women, 800+ care packs for rape survivors, one vision of South Africa Since 2010, July 18 has been `celebrated’ as Mandela Day. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela aka Madiba was born on July 18, 1918. Last Saturday, South Africa celebrated this day for the….. Read More 2 minutes read July 14, 2015 In Morocco, a judge agrees: #mettre_une_robe_ nest_pas_un_crime Yesterday, in Inezgane, south of Agadir, on the southern part of Morocco’s Atlantic Ocean coast, a judge decided that two young women were not guilty of… outraging the public through….. Read More 3 minutes read July 7, 2015 Morocco joins the miniskirt wars On June 14, Sanae and Siham, 23 and 29 years old respectively, identified as students and professional hair stylists, went to shop in Inezgane, south of Agadir, on the southern….. Read More 3 minutes read June 30, 2015 No country for widows Massacres happen fast and slow. Ask the survivors and their survivors. Last week, Jacob Zuma finally shared his version of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, aka the Farlam Commission after….. Read More 2 minutes read June 23, 2015 Wasila Tasi’u is fifteen years old and out of prison In the state of Kano, in Nigeria, last year, a 14-year-old girl, Wasila Tasi’u, was charged with the murder of 35-year-old Umaru Sani. Wasila had been forced into marriage, and….. Read More 2 minutes read June 16, 2015 What’s the word? Sister/woman have you heard from Manenberg? To honor the June 16, 1976 Soweto Uprising, aka Youth Day, the Rock Girls are on a five-day road trip, from Manenberg to Port Elizabeth. These girls embody all that….. Read More 2 minutes read November 14, 2014 #MyDressMyChoice On Monday, in Nairobi, a woman walking past a taxi rank was, first, catcalled and, then, attacked and stripped. A passerby videotaped the event, posted it to jambonewspot, and then….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.