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Africa Day: Exploitation ‘Driving’ Xenophobia in Cape Town

Escalating xenophobia in South Africa is tarnishing its "Rainbow Nation''. But over the past year, the spotlight has increasingly shifted focus to...

Centro Infantil Nhelety: Mozambique’s early childhood success story

Last week, Unicef held a five-day workshop on early childhood development (ECD) in Mozambique. Pre-school education experts visited nine schools in Maputo province to...

African Countries Will Be Going To The Polls

There will be general, parliamentary and presidential elections taking place across the continent. These include Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Côte...

These young Kenyans are vying for MP positions in the 2017...

Kenya’s national elections in August will feature some of the youngest aspirant politicians seen yet in Kenya. The country has a large youth population, with...

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...

John Kani on what Black Panther means for Africa

During an interview at the US premiere of Black Panther, the legendary South African actor John Kani - who plays King T’Challa in Marvel’s...

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...

Pan Africanism that deifies oppressive African leaders is toxic to ordinary...

Reflecting on the cash crisis in Zimbabwe and the undeserved suffering of its people, Joyline Maenzanise is tired of black activists who idolise liberation...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Calls for independence for Southern Cameroons continue to grow

October 1 is a day of liberation and freedom for the peoples and territory known as Southern Cameroons. Anglophone Cameroonians gathered at the weekend...

From Libya to Israel, the African migrant faces a dire plight

From the shores of the continent to Europe and Israel, there is no group of people around the world who are more abused and...

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...

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...

The Zimbabwe crisis: how universities are helping Zim students cope

Over the past two days, Zimbabwe’s political future has taken a sudden turn. Military vehicles drove into the capital Harare with orders from General...

Sudanese Community In Durban Marches For Peace And Justice

As atrocities in Sudan continue gaining spotlight since the June 3rd Massacre, Sudanese-South Africans marched in Durban, calling for peace, justice, and...
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