Eye on Africa

South Africa: Students speak out against ban on natural afro hair

Gabon’s Ali Bongo hits back at international criticism over the presidential vote, telling opposition leader Jean Ping to take his demand for a recount to the country's constitutional court. And there’s growing outrage in South Africa over black students' hair, after the director of a prestigious girls’ school in Pretoria was fired over the school’s decades-old conduct policy. Our guest on the topic, associate professor Hlonipha Mokoena, tells us why the uproar is happening now.