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Remembering Robert Sobukwe 39 years on, in his own words

February 27 marks 39 years since radical revolutionary, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, passed. He is most known for being a prominent South African...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Zambians lay President Michael Sata to rest

Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia's President Michael Sata was given a warm sendoff by mourners at Heroes Stadium yesterday, when he was finally laid to...

Sudan: New Protests Planned For June 30

After weeks of intermittent violence, talks between the protestors and the transitional military council (TMC) in Sudan have seemed to have stalled...

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...

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...

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...

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...

#Generation2030: Young people envision an Africa we all need

A day before the launch of Unicef’s Generation 2030 Africa 2.0 report, a pan-African delegation of young people gathered at the South African Institute...

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...

Three soldiers in the Lesotho army are fighting their dismissals over...

UPDATE: The three women soldiers who were dismissed from the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) after falling pregnant have finally gotten justice. On 14 February,...

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...

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...

Oh, the places you can go as a South African with...

We're used to visas being stickers in your passport that you get after you've sent it away to an embassy for a bit, or...
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