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A letter from Zimbabwe after Bob’s birthday bash

Ever since I was young, I’d always wanted to attend one of President Robert Mugabe’s birthday parties. At school, the headmaster would call out...

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...

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...

An ancient remnant from a lost continent has been found, and...

Scientists have evidence that confirms the existence of a “lost continent” in the Indian Ocean, beneath the island of Mauritius. A piece of lava-covered...

Is it over for Africa in the ICC?

Following on from South Africa, Burundi, and The Gambia’s withdrawals from the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, there is talk about African states...

How Trump’s #MuslimBan affected one Sudanese PhD student

On 28 January 2017, US president Donald Trump issued an executive order, which restricts immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspends the US refugee programme...

We have a new AU Commission chair, but does it matter...

The African Union (AU) Commission’s new chairperson has been decided: Chad’s Maki Mahamat. The elections happened at an interesting time, especially with all the...

LGBT Malawians face discrimination and hostility when seeking healthcare

Dressed in a red checked shirt and a pair of camouflage shorts, sporting his signature mohawk hairdo, 18-year-old *Precious is already seated in the...

Understanding the political – and name – situation in The Gambia

This past week, the international community stood astonished as Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as US president, while the same country that elected him...

The Gambia descends into further political unrest

Just one day before The Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow is set to take over from outgoing president Yahya Jammeh, the latter has declared a...

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...

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...

Does the rest of Africa feel as removed from the ICC...

The trial of former Ivory Coast president, Laurent Gbagbo is currently underway at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Rumana Akoob reflects on the day...

From witnessing conflict to being the first African female judge at...

Africans need to be involved in courts - says Julia Sebutinde, the first African female judge in the United Nations’ International Court of Justice....

What you need to know about the brand new “African passport”

The passports will first be given to AU heads of state and government; ministers of foreign affairs; and the permanent representatives of AU member...

South Africa’s violent silence on Zimbabwe’s shutdown

JACQUELINE TIZORA asks why, considering our interlinked histories, South Africa has displayed through the course of #ZimShutdown2016. Recent unrest in Zimbabwe has seen police, government’s...

Zimbabweans in South Africa are gathering support for #ThisFlag

On Thursday, hundreds of Zimbabwean and South African citizens marched to the Zimbabwean embassy in solidarity with the #ThisFlag protests and to hand over...

This young aspiring politician wants to invest in the youth’s passion...

MUHAMMED CHOONARA is an aspiring young politician who is passionate about African development. Michaela Feldman caught up with him. I am currently a first-year student...

A man’s place in feminism is behind the women – and...

On Tuesday night, people gathered at the Joburg Theatre to hear a panel of three African women reflect on Africa’s emancipation post-the North African...

Kumi Naidoo on the five biggest challenges facing Africa today

At International Civil Society Week in Bogota, Colombia, various organisations and individuals have come together to discuss some of the biggest challenges to people’s...
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