Halima Aden, the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini on the cover of the swimsuit edition of the Sports Illustrated.
Hijab-wearing model Halima Aden will be featured in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit edition. Here's why her success needs to be viewed in context of a long history of black Muslim women's fashions.
The beachfront of historical Jamestown, Ghana.
The proposal to redevelop Jamestown would not only occupy a prime site with historical significance, it would displace a large community along with their heritage, skills and traditions.
Nigerian artist D’banj’s 2004 song Mobolowowon had the first cyber fraud theme in hip-hop music.
Hip-hop artists in Nigeria unpack the realities of the country's cyber fraudsters.
Egyptian policemen pose in front of the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt, where Afcon takes place.
The nervous Egyptian state hopes that fan-instigated stadium riots will not occur during the Afcon, following a clampdown on some fans.
Juventus has been struck by scandals.
Andrea di Marco/EPA.
High-profile cases of corruption, ticket touting and match fixing have led Italians to lose faith in the beautiful game.
One of the founders of South African Students’ Organisation, Steve Biko.
South African History Online
Fifty years after the founding of South African Students' Organisation this anti-apartheid movement remains a model for student activists.
Introducing Captain Marvel: she’s a smartass fighting intergalactic evil.
Chris Reid and Marvel
When the 'Captain Marvel' movie opens on March 8, coinciding with International Women's Day, it will be Marvel Studios' first female-superhero led film.
Duke Ellington leads his orchestra in a rehearsal in Coventry, England, on Dec. 2, 1966.
From spirituals about the trials of slavery to the fight for civil rights and the modern rhythms of swing music, Duke Ellington told a story about black life that was both beautiful and complex.
A mummy of the Ancient Egyptian Priestess “Tamut” (900 BC) on display at British Museum in London, in 2014.
The power to select, name and decide the meaning of these items makes Europeans the authors of African history.
The doner kebab, a typical “German” meal?
Jason M Ramos
While thought of as an unpretentious fast-food dish, the doner kebab is a symbol of the social, political and identity issues facing European society today.
April 15, 2019, 7:34 p.m.: Notre-Dame de Paris in flames.
The fire that devastated the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on April 15 is a historic event that reminds us of the symbolic power of national monuments.
Atheism is not a modern concept.
It might appear to many that atheism is a modern idea. However, in parts of Asia, particularly in India, atheism has been part of beliefs for thousands of years.