Unscripted Character

She sat in the corner, on the small wooden chair that steadily held her weight in life, and would be kicked out from under her heavy frame welcoming her to the mysterious land of the dead. This small wooden chair that had been a participant in so many of the events leading up to this…

Fem*i*nism -the case of South Sudan

Fem*i*nism -the case of South Sudan, where the act of fem*i*nism has existed way before I was born but has not been called out– Fem*i*nism. Women in South Sudan have been practicing feminism though they have not called it out loud! Now the question we should be asking ourselves is why don’t we declare “I am a…

Are we failing our adolescent girls?

A few months ago, a feminist writer and friend wrote an article explaining the crisis Africa is currently facing. A crisis that is robbing our adolescent girls of a bright future –  teenage pregnancy. This, in addition to numerous reports we hear every day across the continent indicate that indeed this is a crisis. The…

Why Young Educated Muslim Women are a target for radical groups in East Africa

Radicalisation and violent extremism remains a significant threat to many African countries. With a youth bulge demanding accountability and for those in power to address historical grievances and a lack of economic opportunities, extremist ideologies continue to flourish. Radicalisation is defined as a process by which an individual or a group adopts increasingly extreme political,…