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Zimbabwe: How A Fuel Price Hike Sparked A National Shutdown

For the past three days Zimbabweans have filled the streets of Harare and Bulawayo in protest of a sharp fuel increase, which is the...

DRC: Unity Governments Have Failed In Africa Before

The fate of the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hangs in the balance. The disputed election results - released after...

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 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...

Benin Repeals Social Media Tax After Protests

After 10 days of mobilisation with more than 500,000 people being affected by the social media tax, the government in Benin have decided to...

Looking Out From In: The Inaugural Archie Mafeje Lecture

On Wednesday, 8 August, the University of Cape Town's Faculty of Humanities presented the inaugural Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture, by Professor Shahid Vawda. Vawda...

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...

Here’s How Plastic Is Destroying Our Ocean

On June 5th, World Environment Day was celebrated. It marks the day on which the United Nations (UN) uses to encourage awareness and action...

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....

All Hail Aliou Cisse, Africa’s Coach At The World Cup Who...

The youngest coach at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The only black African coaching a team at the World Cup. Probably the coolest presence...

Film Festival Veteran Soheir Abdel Kader On Pan-African Filmmaking

Soheir Abdel Kader is an Egyptian film festival expert. Among her many career accomplishments and designations, she is the founder and president of both...

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...

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...

Arsenal FC And Rwanda: An Unlikely Pairing

On Wednesday, Arsenal Football Club announced that the marketing agency Rwanda Development Board, through its subsidiary the Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB), would...

#JusticeForNoura: CSVR Condemns Death Sentence For Abuse Victim

"We reject the verdict given to Noura Hussein for the reason that in our view Noura should not be treated as a criminal but...

Professor Adekeye Adebajo: “The ANC’s Liberation Was Based On Solidarity With...

On the 100th year since Nelson Mandela's birth, The Daily Vox is interrogating his pan-Africanist legacy. The Daily Vox spoke to the Director for...

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...

The People Of The DRC Need More Support From South Africans

On Monday, the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) held a roundtable on the ongoing crisis taking...

“The Only Democratic Thing About The Congo Is In The Name”

President Joseph Kabila has overstayed his welcome in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congolese have been protesting his brutal reign...

We’re Giving Away ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’ Movie Tickets, In Partnership...

Five Fingers for Marseilles is an original South African Western, and has been described as a work of art. The film releases on April...
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