In Ivory Coast, the natural hair movement is sweeping the country and prompting women to ditch chemical hair-straightening products. But local attitudes and mainstream media still strongly influence what is considered attractive. Christin Roby reports from Abidjan on a group of women trying to change views on natural hair.
More and more Africans, these days, are communicating via text, social media and email. In Senegal, literacy experts are using new technologies to motivate and teach women to read. The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, rolled out the program there in 2012 but is now expanding it to as many as six other African countries. Christin Roby reports from the Pikine suburb of Dakar.