The Continent

Black-On-Black Colonialism: The Divide Between Francophone Cameroon And Anglophone Ambazonia

The struggle of the people of the English-speaking region of Cameroon made international headlines again last month when seven activists received prison sentences, ranging from...

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...

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,...

Here’s Why SA Did Not Sign The Africa Free Trade Deal...

Earlier this month, African leaders gathered in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to sign an agreement which could have huge implications for commerce and...

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...

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...

How Thabo Mbeki helped Robert Mugabe steal an election

A number of Zimbabweans do not want South Africa or the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to intervene in the ongoing crisis. A citizen...

A Delightful Roadtrip with Zukiswa Wanner In “Hardly Working”

Zukiswa Wanner’s latest offering transports the reader from the dusty roads of Malawi on the back of a lorry to an impromptu safari from...

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...

Mutual benefits or exploitation: the China-South Africa relationship is complicated

South Africa has been a key beneficiary and partner of China’s expansion into the African continent. In the second in a series on Sino-Africa...

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...

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...

Five ways Black Panther explored decolonial themes

Marvel’s Black Panther is more than just a superhero movie. It is groundbreaking in every aspect, delving topics untouched in mainstream cinema - let...

Kenya has two presidents? Here’s what it means

On Tuesday afternoon Raila Odinga held an unofficial inauguration to anoint himself the People’s President of Kenya. Uhuru Kenyatta is the current elected president...

Modern day slavery in cocoa farming: The guilt behind eating chocolate

The truth about the chocolate industry might leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Chocolate is a billion-dollar industry but it is not necessarily...

John Kani on what Black Panther means for Africa

During an interview at the US premiere of Black Panther, the legendary South African actor John Kani - who plays King T’Challa in Marvel’s...

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...

Trade, Tourism and Education: China’s impact on South Africa is growing

Over the past decade, South Africa has continued to strengthen its ties with the People’s Republic of China. The country could stand to gain...

Malawian fishers are killing their livelihood with mosquito nets

Malaria remains a leading killer disease in Southern Africa, with Malawi having one of the highest prevalence rates at 33%, according to the Malaria...
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