The Continent

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,...

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...

The MDC outlines its role in the new Zimbabwe

Following a military coup last week in Zimbabwe, the president Robert Mugabe stepped down on Tuesday evening after 37 years in power, paving the...

“I believe that whoever will become Mugabe’s successor will do a...

The past week has been a chaotic and hopeful one for Zimbabwe following a coup that saw masses of Zimbabweans taking to the streets...

Lindiwe Sisulu: “The people of Zimbabwe are probably justly unhappy with...

African National Congress leaders have in the past not taken strong stances on Zimbabwe, and President Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian rule, preferring instead “soft diplomacy”....

Sub-Saharan migrants traded like merchandise in Libya

Black bodies are being traded at auctions in Libya, and the world has been slow to respond. It’s become such a part of Libyan...
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