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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...

Africa Day: 6 African Women Who Are Shaking Things Up

On 25 May, we commemorate Africa Day: a celebration of Africa’s independence, freedom, and liberation struggle from colonial imperialists. It also marks the first...

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...

Dear Mmusi, getting kicked out of Zambia does not make you...

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was refused entry into Zambia last week and came across as a hero for trying to support issues...

The Color Purple Musical is a must-see for all

The Broadway-staged The Color Purple musical had its opening performance with an all South African cast at the Joburg Theatre on Sunday and The...

This young engineer’s inspiring journey to Davos

Zimbabwean-born young female engineer Shamiso Kumbirai, 28,  is one of the South Africans who will be departing to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic...

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...

How Trump’s #MuslimBan affected one Sudanese PhD student

On 28 January 2017, US president Donald Trump issued an executive order, which restricts immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspends the US refugee programme...

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....

A survivor remembers the Westgate Mall attack

The morning of 21 September 2013 was strange. It was cold. The radio station I work for, East FM, was hosting their first ever Junior...

10 reasons why mobile rocks in Africa

Mobile use in Africa is expected to increase 20-fold in the next five years. Despite unreliable electricity and a lack of physical connectivity, Africans...

Malawi: seven children die in stampede during independence celebrations

Local media says that stampede occurred when people rushed to gain access to the stadium.

A letter from a Zimbabwean observing the unthinkable

The unthinkable has happened in Zimbabwe. After a day of fake news and hyped up versions of reality, of military tanks spotted around the...

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...

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...

The Westgate Mall attack: One year later, no less senseless or...

It was Saturday, 21 September 2013, and I had just finished presenting the midday bulletin at our Nairobi studios when I read the first...

Rwanda’s Healthcare Workers Determined To Save The Lives Of Newborn Babies

A new Unicef report reveals a horrifying statistic: in lower-income countries, 27 newborns out of every 1 000 die before they are four weeks old....

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...

Kenyans wear miniskirts to protest woman’s assault over clothing choice [VIDEO]

Last week, a video of a Kenyan woman being attacked by a group of men went viral on social media. The footage shows the...
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