The “Rainbow nation” seems to have revealed all its ugly stripes over the past few years: a rise in incidents of racism, tribalism, xenophobia, factionalism and continued high levels of gender-based violence.
The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.
The women empowered to talk about their concerns openly in WhatsApp discussion groups, and had more access to information.
So far there have been 458 cases, including 271 deaths, in two DRC’s provinces. This could get much worse. In Liberia’s case, over two years, 4,810 people lost their lives to ebola.
Nollywood contributes 1.42%of Nigeria’s GDP, and the sub-Saharan fashion market is estimated at US$31 billion, or one tenth of the global market.