There is need to re-look at the word “revolution” and what it currently means in politics and history, especially when compared to other forms of government change. The word, “revolution”,
Under a new scheme, the World Bank seems intent on dismantling customary land laws in a push to privatize land and ultimately turn it into a commodity for sale to
Better healthcare is a key pillar of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy projects, known as the Big 4, as he serves out his second and final term. More healthcare funding was
The topic of African migrations is currently triggering emotional and political reactions, especially outside the African continent, that often are fragmented or overlook the real dynamics. Next week, the Foundation
This Women’s World Cup was a historic one for African football: For the first time ever, two African teams, Cameroon and Nigeria, advanced to the knockout rounds. South Africa also
“I realised these kids are not bad they just need guidance and a father figure. I had to introduce sports to them” says Siyabonga Ngcaweni known as “Coach” in Pantus Hill community, an informal settlement located in Ethekwini
Sudanese graffiti artist Amir Saleh poses in front of a recently painted mural made by his team during a protest near the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum (AFP) The
Sudan’s military has rejected Ethiopia’s proposal to end the political deadlock over the composition of the country’s transitional government. The ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition coalition have been
Ethiopian security forces have killed the man accused of orchestrating a failed coup d’etat in the northern Amhara region over the weekend. General Asamnew Tsige, who allegedly led the coup attempt, was shot
Photo Credit: AFP This article argues that the current military transition in Sudan will lead the country to nowhere unless the people continued their resistance to have a genuine civilian
Three in four women in Nigeria regularly use skin-lighteners, claim a host of international media reports. The BBC and Guardian in the UK, CNN in the US, eNCA and News24 in South Africa, Vanguardand Pulse in Nigeria and the pan-African platform This is Africa all
The story of Little Little Orisha follows the adventures of Sango, a wandering spirit who dreams of becoming the King of Heaven, but he needs to complete high school first.
Johannesburg — Missionary Renee Bach, who runs a local non-governmental organisation called Serving His Children in eastern Uganda, is being accused of representing herself as a doctor, and treating children
Introduction When what was dubbed “The Arab Spring” took shape in 2011, with several tyrannical regimes falling one after another, the next question was: “Will the Arab Spring move into
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced three days of national mourning “in homage to the victims” of Sobane Da village massacre that left dozens of people dead. The Malian government on Wednesday sacked the
After months of policy ping-pong on whether Kenya should let in fish from China, it looks resigned to the imports from the Asian giant meeting local demand. A recent budget
Following a sharp increase in the arrival of asylum seekers and other migrants from Africa and the Middle East at EU borders in 2015, European politicians have increasingly called for
“His legacy is complex and has no boundaries. The ripples of his life force are yet creating new facets of his nature. Those will remain unchained, causing ever novel vistas.
Family and friends of the late Binyavanga Wainaina on Thursday converged at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi for his memorial. Binyavanga, who died on May 22, was cremated
Under new measures, anyone using plastic bags in Tanzania can be slapped with a fine, and those caught manufacturing the items can get jail time. Environmentalists are celebrating the move.
“For the past couple of years the recession in Nigeria has been rough. Lots of agencies closed down and those that didn’t were in the negative for quite a while,”
Two narratives about rape, utterly opposed to each other, currently circulate in South Africa. The first, expressed most recently in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speeches, paints a picture of a country at
Stwetla is a small section of Alexandra Township which consists of informal settlements only. For many years this area had no electricity nor running water. It was just in 2016 where the
Sudanese protest leaders have “totally” rejected the military’s offer for an unconditional resumption of talks as opposition-linked doctors said the death toll since a violent dispersal of a protest camp in the
During the 1950s, the NAACP conspired with the CIA to lure South African Black liberationists into the US orbit, said Dr. Gerald Horne, prolific author and professor of history and African
Christian Dior’s “Cruise 2020 collection Launch”, an event that took place the last week of April in Marrakech, Morocco, was met with an onslaught of disapproval on social media. Dior’s
Guludo/Ibo, Mozambique – Piles of debris lie where thatched mud huts once stood in the village of Guludo in northern Mozambique. Broken pieces of furniture and muddied books litter the landscape and many like
Sudan’s main protest group called on Tuesday for a general strike after talks with the country’s military rulers stalled on who will lead an agreed three-year transition. Protesters are demanding
As relations between Rwanda and Uganda remain frosty, Rwanda is looking west for trade, towards the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last week, Rwandan President Paul Kagame gave contrasting messages to
A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US. Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after
South Sudanese musicians have urged the government to lift a ban on nightclubs and music venues in Jubek State. The ban, which was proclaimed alongside a 5-10pm curfew on bars, was
Second-hand car dealers in Kenya are feeling the squeeze as the government seeks to limit both the age and make of cars that can be imported. In a draft national automotive policy, authorities cite high
In 2018, architect Tshepo Mokholo along with nine other designers from the African Design Centre (ADC) designed and completed the Ruhehe Primary School in Kigali, Rwanda. The school serves 1,120
Ghanaian musician A-Star the hit maker who created the “Kupe Dance” recently released another hit song, “Balaya”, and with it is a dance challenge (#balayachallenge). And just like the “Kupe
Fans of Lingala music are mourning following the death of music icon Mose Se Sengo Fan Fan, popular for the song “Papa Lolo”, in Nairobi on Friday. This came as
As the great Nina Simone said, “Jazz is not just music, it is a way of life, it is a way of being, a way of thinking”. For any jazz
Africa Check has spent four months fact-checking South Africa’s top three political parties ahead of elections on 8 May. Here’s why this work is important. Fact-checking is a relatively new
Innocent Ndahimana, a Rwandan businessman is afraid of going back home for fear of being witch hunted. Ndahimana, a resident of Nyakabungo village, Chumba Sub County in Gicumbi District in
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns
Khartoum, Sudan – Sudanese protesters have called on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to “keep their money” a day after Riyadh and Abu Dhabi offered to send Khartoum
Kampala — President Museveni has said he will not tolerate music shows that are laced with politics and warned that in future nobody will be compensated for shows that have
Foreign nationals living in South Africa are again fearful of attacks by locals. But widely shared images and videos falsely captioned as xenophobic violence only get in the way of
Sudanese Photographer Lana Haroun’s Amazing Image Inspires Artistic Depiction of Protestor Alaa Salah as Kandaka, “Nubian Queen”
On March 8, 2019, in Khartoum, Sudan, Alaa Salah, a 22-year-old passionate protestor stood on top of a car above thousands of protestors and with her arm raised in the
Nigeria’s economy, one of the two largest in Africa, will struggle to grow if the country didn’t first improve healthcare, a national newspaper has argued.In a February 2019 ThisDay article
“Ours is the first digital manufacturing laboratory for architecture and design in Africa,” African Fabbers School founder Paolo Cascone. As some of the world’s top designers gather in Italy this
Reports citing relatives of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir say the ousted leader has been moved from house arrest to prison. But protesters who are demanding civilian leadership, instead of
Protesters in Sudan have overcome army attempts to disperse their sit-in and resumed their calls for civilian rule. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among those calling for a quick transition
Image Source[Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via Twitter] Two newly-discovered tombs give a dazzling, exceptionally-preserved glimpse into the deaths of ancient Egyptians. Two new tombs have been discovered in Egypt in
In Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, more than 1,000 people were killed, while hundreds of thousands are in need of aid, following the devastating battering by Cyclone Idai. The World Bank
U.S. oil major Chevron swallowed up Anadarko on Friday, but the US press stresses it is mainly to obtain Anadarko’s interests in shale gas and and Gulf of Mexico oil.
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The message read: “So sorry love. Film got banned and all hell broke loose.” I still remember the day clearly, back in April on Freedom Day (in South Africa) where Read More..
On July 14, 2018, the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), an annual film festival held in Zanzibar, Tanzania, announced its 2018 awards. Under the theme “Speak Up”, films, in various categories and genres Read More..
Culture & Life
Under a new scheme, the World Bank seems intent on dismantling customary land laws in a push to privatize land and ultimately turn it into a commodity for sale to Read More..
The story of Little Little Orisha follows the adventures of Sango, a wandering spirit who dreams of becoming the King of Heaven, but he needs to complete high school first. Read More..
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There is need to re-look at the word “revolution” and what it currently means in politics and history, especially when compared to other forms of government change. The word, “revolution”, Read More..
The topic of African migrations is currently triggering emotional and political reactions, especially outside the African continent, that often are fragmented or overlook the real dynamics. Next week, the Foundation Read More..