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5 Nollywood On Netflix Movies To Check Out

The Nigerian entertainment industry is one of the African continent’s most successful entertainment exports. Commonly known as Nollywood, the industry has been...
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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: 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...

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...

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...

Plan An African Adventure With These 8 Countries South Africans Can...

There is arguably no continent on earth that offers more to a keen traveller than Africa. As the second largest continent with...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Remembering Robert Sobukwe 39 years on, in his own words

February 27 marks 39 years since radical revolutionary, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, passed. He is most known for being a prominent South African...
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