In Africa And Elsewhere, A Curious Case: Why Do Women’s Rights Advance More Quickly After Major Conflict?

Uganda was the first post-conflict country where this trend became evident in Africa, with Rwanda next taking it to a whole new level, achieving what Nordic countries had done over the course of 100 years.

How – And Why – Makeup Makes Other Women Jealous. The Men On The Other Hand…

Women with makeup were viewed as more promiscuous, and more attractive to men, and were also more likely to make women jealous

LETTER FROM A FRIEND: If Only Men Were More Like Women, There Would Be Less Confusion In The World (With A Light Touch)

AND so it is time again for LETTER FROM A FRIEND. In keeping with custom, I shall describe my friend – who also happens to be a relative, by the way – by his initials OOWG. He is a master of the tongue-in-cheek story…particularly the half-truth, half-fiction variety. This one, he swears, is (mostly) what he witnessed on his latest …

How Kigali, Nairobi Smell In The Morning Reveals A Lot About Them: The ‘Jogger’s Dipstick Index’

IT HAS BEEN A WHILE since I did the morning jogger’s “dipstick index” of an African city. The last two serious ones were of Bujumbura, and the Lesotho capital Maseru. It is a simple test, really. You go out running in the morning (or in my case, given that I no longer bubble with youthful athleticism, half-walking-half-trotting), and you see …