The Continent

Why South Africa Should Not Copy Europe’s Immigration Law

Ulrich Stege is a qualified immigration lawyer who is affiliated with the International University College of Turin. He is currently a lecturer at the...

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...

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...

8 Films To Add To Your To-Watch List

“Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” said South Korean director...

A new report says the Kenyan government is failing victims of...

The 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya left hundreds of people scarred and years later, the government has done very little to assist those affected....

A man’s place in feminism is behind the women – and...

On Tuesday night, people gathered at the Joburg Theatre to hear a panel of three African women reflect on Africa’s emancipation post-the North African...

Violent military crackdowns in Anglophone Cameroon are creating a refugee crisis

On Monday, Paul Biya, the president of the Republic of Cameroon celebrated 35 years in power. But the people of the English-speaking regions of...

For better or worse, Zimbabweans keep surviving

Zimbabwe may be in political and economic disarray but its people are still standing, and they owe their continued resilience to an unyielding entrepreneurial spirit,...

5 Reasons We’re Attending Abantu Book Festival

Editor's Note: The 2019 Abantu Book Festival takes place from December 5-8. The Abantu Book Festival officially kicked...

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...

You need to get your hands on these comics that tell...

Comics haven’t always been the best at telling complex stories with diverse characters. For example, when Black Panther came onto the scene back in...
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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...

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’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...

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...

Why we shouldn’t panic about South Africa’s WHO plague assessment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified South Africa as a “priority country” for bubonic plague preparedness. But there’s no reason for panic. Warnings like...

Kenya rushes to contain cholera outbreak

On Monday Kenya’s ministry of health launched a 21-day plan to contain an outbreak of cholera in Nairobi. More than 336 cases of cholera...

A letter from Zimbabwe after Bob’s birthday bash

Ever since I was young, I’d always wanted to attend one of President Robert Mugabe’s birthday parties. At school, the headmaster would call out...

Togo protests: Why have they erupted?

Here is what you need to know.

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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