Kenyan Men To Legally Marry As Many Wives They Want

Kenyan Men To Legally Marry As Many Wives They Want Kenya’s parliament has passed a law that would allow men to marry as many women as they choose, without consulting…

Ugandan TV Show Features News in Rap

Ugandan TV Show Features News in Rap KAMPALA — Uganda has a new TV news program, featuring rappers presenting current events in verse. One is a 13-year-old…

From Kenya (via Yale) with style: Film’s Lupita Nyong’o

From Kenya (via Yale) with style: Film’s Lupita Nyong’o NEW YORK — Lupita Nyong’o does not so much walk into a room as glide through it. The 30-year-old actress,…

Ugandan Blind Boxer

Ugandan Blind Boxer

KAMPALA — A man from Kampala’s slums has made a name for himself in boxing. That’s not unusual, as boxing is a popular sport in Uganda. Except that Bashir Ramathan is blind. Ramathan pursues a quest to find people to fight, and his dream to…

Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Dec. 21

Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Dec. 21

We’re checking out the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, for the week ending December 21, 2013. Nothing new enters our charmed circle this week, but the list gets a good shaking up. Let’s open in fifth place, where…

Women on the Rise in African Politics

Women on the Rise in African Politics

DAKAR — Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office in January. Though women leaders remain the exception in African politics, activists say things are looking up. Women are breaking into the “boys club” of…

Women on the Rise in African Politics

Women on the Rise in African Politics

DAKAR — Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office in January. Though women leaders remain the exception in African politics, activists say things are looking up. Women are breaking into the “boys club” of…