Whenever a main stream media broadcasts events with pictures of Africans, and street views in any African country, it is not unusual to see advertisements of global brands, and some
The HIV-AIDS virus is spreading epidemically in Africa more than in any other continent. Many reasons have been given for the rapid spread and different initiatives dedicated to stop the spread have been started. One of the basic topics in connection with HIV-AIDS is educative information on sex. Due to lack of sex education, apart from the spread of the deadly virus, the rate of teenage pregnancy is also very high in Africa. A young Cameroonian woman, Christelle Ngounou, speaks about her experience as a teenage mother, sex education in Cameroon, the attitude of her community to teenage pregnancy and her personal goals.
The second and third generations of African descendents are now part of the multicultural population in Europe. The majority of them grow-up within the European culture and have only scanty knowledge about the African culture. Similar to the situation in the Americas, many would like to know more about their roots and some visit Africa regularly. Afritopic had a chat with a young lady of African descent, Peninnah Weigewwa. In a relaxed and fairly optimistic manner, Peninnah talks about herself and her career aspirations.
The Black community in Germany is growing and so is the number of highly qualified African descendants actively participating in shaping the future of the black community within and outside of Germany. One of these skilled, dynamic Africans is Adetoun Adebisi. The following portrait is the result of an interview Afritopic conducted with Adetoun.
The Information Technology sector is no more a domain reserved for men alone. This is very true particularly in the industrialized countries. In these countries, women have been working and demonstrating their expertise in various technological sectors. Comparing the industrialized nations to developing countries in Africa, the media talk of the technology/digital divide. But Africans, despite all the difficulties facing the continent, are not ready to loose the race.