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COP26: Africa’s challenges must steer the climate change conference

The 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, popularly...

Why Israel’s AU observer status is undemocratic

For decades, Israel has attempted to gain entrance into the African Union (AU) as an observer. On July 22, 2021 Israel succeeded....

10 Facts to know about Thomas Sankara

Fourteen men including former president Blaise Compaoré are currently on trials for the assassination of Thomas Sankara. Sankara was assassinated 34 years...

The List: Temporary residence permits needed in South Africa

A temporary residence permit allows a foreign national to legally stay in South Africa for longer than 90 days. The permit can...

Meet Avril Mafemba-Musemwa, founder of MwanaWevhu

MwanaWevhu means son of the soil in Shona. It is also the name of Avril Mafemba-Musemwa's fabric shop that sells African print...

Climate change deconstructed

Climate change's damage to the planet by climate change is on its way to being irreversible. Yet governments and large corporations continue...

Who is Zambia’s new president Hakainde Hichilema?

Zambia has a new president. It only took president-elect Hakainde Hichilema five failed  attempts to become president. Hichilema was declared president-elect on...

Africa and I: From Morocco to Cape Town with only R1000...

Othmane Zolati walked, hitchhiked, and skateboarded over 30 000 km through 24 countries, over 4 years. He had never travelled outside of...

#LGBQTILife : Homophobia is a colonial import Africa upholds with its...

The anti-LGBQTIA+ laws in Africa are a remnant of colonialism. The penal code was a set of laws which criminalised being gay....

Rafiki is a Black queer love affirmation

Living in a pandemic has given us the opportunity to travel and explore the world through watching films. Queer people will tell...

The latest from eSwatini

Protesters continue to take to the streets in eSwatini. The government has responded aggressively, with people reporting that the military and the...

The eSwatini protests, explained

The people of eSwatini have been protesting against the king and the country's monarchical system. People from across the country have joined...

“Unqualified” Zimbabwean teacher created a top tutoring academy on WhatsApp

Maxwell Chimedza is an “unqualified” teacher from Zimbabwe. While he doesn’t have a formal degree, Chimedza uses his cellphone to tutor students....

#LGBQTILife: First ever pride parade is held in Malawi

Malawi held its first-ever pride parade on June 26 2021 to end off global Pride Month celebrations, The pride march was groundbreaking...

In his own words: Alex Oluwatobi on the twitter ban in...

Last weekend, the Twitterverse was rocked by an announcement that the government of Nigeria will be banning Twitter indefinitely. The #KeepitOn movement...

Uganda Elections: People are scared but they are willing to vote

On January 14, people in Uganda head to the polls to vote in the country’s elections. But with internet shutdowns, opposition intimidation...

These startups and community projects are providing food during COVID-19

As the world continues to deal with the widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a recognised need to preserve access...

The Nigeria SARS and Namibia GBV protests, explained

For almost two weeks, Nigerians have been protesting to #EndSARS. Thousands of people joined the demonstrations across the country, raising their voices...

Tolu Agbelusi on performing at the online Poetry Africa festival

We spoke to Nigerian born, London based poet, educator and lawyer Tolu Agbelusi who will be gracing the virtual stage at the...

Africa Day: Exploitation ‘Driving’ Xenophobia in Cape Town

Escalating xenophobia in South Africa is tarnishing its "Rainbow Nation''. But over the past year, the spotlight has increasingly shifted focus to...
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