Finally, #JusticeforNoura?

In at least 117 countries around the world, child marriage is legal. According to the UN’s website, girls who are married off as children are more susceptible to contracting HIV/AIDS as well as having complications during childbirth and pregnancy simply because their bodies are not ready. Child brides are more likely to experience physical, sexual and psychological abuse from their husbands. In Sudan, child marriage is legal and marital rape is not recognized as a crime.   #JusticeforNoura   Beginning in May, the hashtag and movement #JusticeforNoura began circulating and…

Fans Are Using Their World Cup IDs To Request Asylum

Five people used their World Cup IDs to enter Finland and then request asylum, the Finnish border said on Wednesday. Match ticket holders for this year’s World Cup have permittance to enter Russia without a visa. From there, they can travel across the country’s land border, which is shared with Finland. Finland is in the European Union’s Schengen zone, so it does not require passport checks while moving across borders. Those individuals who have requested Finnish asylum are Nigerian, Moroccan and Chinese nationals. Finnish border guard’s head of security and…

Trevor Noah’s Book “Born a Crime” is Being Taught in Schools

Trevor Noah’s autobiographical novel Born a Crime is now being taught in schools. Noah recently sat down with the Los Angeles Times to speak about his latest accomplishment. As a student who was always in trouble, Noah feels a sense of pride that his book is officially a set-work book in Newark. Born a Crime serves as a window into what life was like in South Africa under apartheid. The book is anecdotal and is from Noah’s perspective. Born to a Swiss-German father and a Xhosa mother, his very existence…

Pope Francis Condemns European Exploitation of Africa

Pope Francis recently sat down with Reuters to talk about Europe’s exploitation of the African continent. He believes that European powers are still exploiting Nigeria, as well as many other African nations. To combat this, the Pope urged Europe to invest the continent in ways that are mutually beneficial, such as equitably sharing mineral resources. He stated, “We must invest in Africa, but invest in an orderly way and create employment, not go there to exploit it.” The ongoing history of African exploitation began with horrific events such as the…

Wigs First Appeared in Africa in 1550 BC

Archaeologist Ticia Verveer is extremely accomplished in her field. She has 18 years of excavation experience in the Middle East, the Sahel, and North Africa. Verveer is also a Maternal Health Ambassador for Global Fund for Women, a leading foundation in gender equality. Recently the acclaimed archaeologist took to Twitter to provide some interesting insight into the history of wigs in ancient Thebes. Originally, wigs were made of human hair and featured two colors; a lighter shade with loose curls sat on top of a straighter, darker hair braided into…