Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa

Disinformation on the continent includes extreme speech inciting violence or spreads racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages on mobile apps. One study shows African audiences have low levels of trust in the media and experience a high degree of misinformation in daily life.

Lifestyle & Belief

These Kenyan widows are fighting against sexual 'cleansing'

In some rural parts of Kenya, widowhood means you’re of little value. Culturally, widows are considered impure, and tradition dictates that they must be cleaned — or “cleansed” — of their partners’ death. The aim is to chase away the demons; the ritual requires women to have sex — either with a relative or stranger.


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