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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 that could have huge implications for...

A Delightful Roadtrip with Zukiswa Wanner In “Hardly Working”

Zukiswa Wanner’s latest offering transports the reader from the dusty roads of Malawi on the back of a lorry to an impromptu safari from...

Rwanda’s Healthcare Workers Determined To Save The Lives Of Newborn Babies

A new Unicef report reveals a horrifying statistic: in lower-income countries, 27 newborns out of every 1 000 die before they are four weeks old....

West Africa has high levels of Illicit Financial Flows but what...

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development released a report on illicit activities in West African states. The report, titled Illicit Financial Flows: The...

Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira on Woman Leadership in...

Last week Friday, February 16, was the South African premiere of Marvel’s Black Panther. Actors Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o were in attendance Monte...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

This young engineer’s inspiring journey to Davos

Zimbabwean-born young female engineer Shamiso Kumbirai, 28,  is one of the South Africans who will be departing to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic...

Why do Africans give a shit about Trump calling us “shithole...

On Thursday, Trump was exposed for calling Haiti, El Salvador and African states “shithole countries” during an official meeting discussing immigrant protection. The whole world was...

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...

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...

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...

Emmanuel Macron can’t seem to stop his Africa gaffes

French President Emmanuel Macron seems determined to carry on the proud tradition of Western leaders making the worst comments about the people of Africa,...

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,...

Sleigh queens: meet the Nigerian bobsled team making history

Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are three names you need to know as of right now. They are the three members of...

Zimbabwe’s LGBT community hopes Mnangagwa will decriminalise homosexuality

Zimbabwe is one of several African countries that do not acknowledge the rights of queer bodies. But members of Zimbabwe's queer community are hopeful...

After Mugabe: Do I dare to hope, as a Ugandan?

Following the ousting of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year regime through a military coup by General Constantino Chiwenga, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, leader of Uganda since 1986,...
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