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Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENTToday, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability...

Sudan: Amidst Vicious Military Crackdowns, The People Continue Fighting For Civilian...

“On June 3rd, forces belonging to the coup council committed a massacre in the capital, Khartoum, synchronised with similar crimes in other...

Botswana Scraps Anti-Gay Laws: What It Means

EXPLAINERThe Botswana High Court made history on June 11 when it struck down a section in the country’s...

Sudan: The People Want Civilian Government

Protesters in Sudan launched a civil disobedience campaign against the transitional military council (TMC) on June 9. Protest leaders and opposition groups...
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Sudan: How Saudi Arabia Is Helping Military Crackdowns On Protests

EXPLAINERA suspension of Sudan’s African Union (AU) membership. This comes after the extreme violence meted out by the...

Joburg’s New Gold: Women In The Inner-City

The discovery of gold in 1886 saw Johannesburg as a city laced with promise. While this precious resource has been mined away,...

Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir Deposed: What Next?

EXPLAINERAfter almost 30 years in power, Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir was ousted and arrested by the army on...

Mozambique Battles Cholera In The Aftermath Of Cyclone Idai

The damage from Cyclone Idai is still growing. The cyclone is labeled the deadliest storm to hit Mozambique in the last 30...

Cyclone Idai: Tough Press Laws Hinder Reporting From Mozambique

Cyclone Idai has devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The cyclone hit Mozambique's second-largest port city of Beira on March 14 before...

Cameroon: Calls For UN Investigation Into Human Rights Abuses

Ongoing violence in the Southwest and Northwest Regions of Cameroon continues. A refugee crisis threatens. The United Nations (UN) refugee agency reported more than...

What’s Behind South Africa’s Messy Foreign Policy?

South Africa has come under a great deal of criticism for its response to the situations unfolding in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of...

Zimbabwe: How A Fuel Price Hike Sparked A National Shutdown

For the past three days Zimbabweans have filled the streets of Harare and Bulawayo in protest of a sharp fuel increase, which is the...

DRC: Unity Governments Have Failed In Africa Before

The fate of the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hangs in the balance. The disputed election results - released after...

5 Reasons We’re Attending Abantu Book Festival

The Abantu Book Festival officially kicked off today and will continue on until Sunday the 9th. For those who don’t already have their tickets...

The Oral Tradition Behind South African Names

Phumzile Simelane Kalumba first started considering the significance of names when she had to name her own children. She and her husband considered the...

Benin Repeals Social Media Tax After Protests

After 10 days of mobilisation with more than 500,000 people being affected by the social media tax, the government in Benin have decided to...

Looking Out From In: The Inaugural Archie Mafeje Lecture

On Wednesday, 8 August, the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Humanities presented the inaugural Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture, by Professor Shahid Vawda. Vawda...

Zimbabwean Civil Society Remain Cautious Over Upcoming Elections

On June 28, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition held a press briefing at Cosatu House in Johannesburg. The briefing was on the upcoming Zimbabwean...

Here’s How Plastic Is Destroying Our Ocean

On June 5th, World Environment Day was celebrated. It marks the day on which the United Nations (UN) uses to encourage awareness and action...

European Governments Play Politics With Refugee Lives

On June 10, Matteo Salvini, Italy's new far-right interior minister, said he would not allow the MV Aquarius to dock on the Italian coast....
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