The Continent

Is #BlackHogwarts the best trending topic of all time? Of course...

If you were born in the late 80s or 90s, chances are you’re part of the Harry Potter generation. We all know the story...

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...

Kenyan authorities are cracking down on social media ahead of elections

Ahead of the general election on August 8, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced on Monday that it would hold the administrators of...

Garissa: the Kenyan town attacked by Al Shabaab

Bodies are still being recovered from Garissa University College in Kenya, where Al Shabaab gunmen are holding students hostage. As the devastating tragedy unfolds,...

What the Zimbabwe crisis means for South Africa

With the ongoing coup playing out in Zimbabwe, what could this mean for South Africa as a neighbour state and Zimbabwe’s biggest trading partner? Zimbabwe's...

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...

From witnessing conflict to being the first African female judge at...

Africans need to be involved in courts - says Julia Sebutinde, the first African female judge in the United Nations’ International Court of Justice....

South Africans failed to show up for the #LibyanSlaveTrade march

On Tuesday, Africans from across the continent gathered in Pretoria to march to the Union Buildings calling for action against the slave trade in...

Africa’s second liberation will be women’s empowerment

The Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum launched this weekend in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam with a call on women to take centre...

African rainforests need our attention more than ever

Around 2 million km² of Africa is covered by tropical rainforests. They are second only in extent to those in Amazonia, which cover around...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Young Joburgers say it is time for Mugabe to resign

Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis has deepened following a televised, national address on Sunday night by President Robert Mugabe where he failed to announce his resignation...

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...

Nigeria’s World Cup Kit Is Fire!

On Wednesday night, Nike unveiled the 2018 World Cup kits for the England and Nigerian team, joining the nineteen out of the 32 teams...

Macron is no progressive when it comes to Africa

La France et l’Afrique: the issues persist

The people of Togo are fighting back against despotism

Protests have erupted recently in Togo. The protests started up in September and have continued into this month. People are unhappy with the current...
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