Marie Gisèle Aimée Rabesahala was born in 1929 in Madagascar. She was a politician and activist who was the first woman to hold a ministerial position in the government of Madagascar. Marie entered politics at the age of 17, campaigning on behalf of political prisoners, and becoming Madagascar’s first woman municipal Councillor, before becoming the … Continue reading
Tag Archives: African politics
Black, Female, and Muslim
With the furor caused by the #muslimban and anti-immigration rhetoric, we can’t help but shed light on the plight of the black Muslim female who is often overlooked during the discussions of issues affecting the Muslim world. She has to persevere through rigorous security screenings, racial profiling, and discrimination. We spoke to Leah Vernon, a … Continue reading
Hate on foreign ground?
Xenophobia in South Africa Xenophobia is defined in the dictionary as a fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners. Back in 2008 xenophobia was reported in South Africa with several lives lost. The increase in Africans from other nations on the continent had migrated to South Africa to seek refuge from economic hardship and stability. Majority of … Continue reading
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