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Kahindo Mateene: “The African Fashion Industry Needs More Investment”

Bright reds, purples, yellows, and greens characterise designer Kahindo Mateene’s collection launched at the African International Fashion (AFI). AFI is a platform...

Being Lesbian In Nigeria: ‘Under The Rainbow’ Doccie Tells The Human...

Queer Nigerians exist and are as complex and human as everybody else. This is the message behind Pamela Adie’s documentary ‘Under The...

Robert Mugabe: As Divisive In Death As He Was In Life

Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has died. Mugabe was 95, and had been struggling with ill health for some time....

How Political Instability Causes Surge In HIV Infection In Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, situated on the southeast coast of Africa. The country gained independence from France...

Sudan: Another ‘Millions March’ Planned After More Crackdowns On Protests

“Yesterday was the million man march which was successful beyond measure,” said Reem O. M. Gaafar, a Sudanese doctor, writer and documentary...

Sudan: New Protests Planned For June 30

After weeks of intermittent violence, talks between the protestors and the transitional military council (TMC) in Sudan have seemed to have stalled...

Bread Heists And Currencies: The Situation In Zimbabwe

FEATURE Last week, news sites reported that 500 loaves of bread had been stolen by armed robbers in...

How Climate Change Drives Conflict In Africa

Climate change is fast becoming a reality that no person or government can ignore. Yet it is being ignored despite the myriad...

Sudanese Community In Durban Marches For Peace And Justice

As atrocities in Sudan continue gaining spotlight since the June 3rd Massacre, Sudanese-South Africans marched in Durban, calling for peace, justice, and...

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENT Today, 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

EXPLAINER The 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

EXPLAINER A 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?

EXPLAINER After 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...
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