The Continent

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...

The testimonies of these rape victims in Kenya show the failure...

During Kenya’s 2007-2008 post-election violence, hundreds of women and girls were raped as part of a broad pattern of violations against communities. Sexual violence...

A new report says the Kenyan government is failing victims of...

The 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya left hundreds of people scarred and years later, the government has done very little to assist those affected....

Bloody repression in Ethiopia and why #FeesMustFall should take notice

Over the past few months, students, in solidarity with farmers resisting land grabs in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, faced off with security forces...

Peacekeeper as predator: when sexual abuse by UN forces runs rife

UN peacekeepers are notorious for sexually assaulting the vulnerable people they are meant to protect. But why isn’t the world raising a bigger stink...

A letter after visiting hyper-alert Nairobi

TENDAI MARIMA ponders how much has changed in Kenya as a result of the attacks by Al-Shabaab, and whether the increased security measures are...

Readers, authors show support for ill Binyavanga Wainaina

Beloved Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is seriously ill following a stroke and has travelled to India for treatment. AAISHA DADI PATEL explains. The author who...

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,...

Banned in his own country and forced to leave SA under...

LEGESSE SEIFU, a 46-year-old Ethiopian asylum seeker, has been ordered to get out of the country before 28 May (tomorrow) by the South African department...

Africa Day: unity in a time of “legitimised xenophobia”

Members of government used Africa Day, which is commemorated on 25 May each year, to call for unity and an end to xenophobic violence...

#BringBackOurGirls: A year on and the Chibok girls are still missing

On 14 April 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It has been...

Garissa: the Kenyan town attacked by Al Shabaab

Bodies are still being recovered from Garissa University College in Kenya, where Al Shabaab gunmen are holding students hostage. As the devastating tragedy unfolds,...

Saving lives – and limbs – on the DRC/CAR border

Shot in the leg by members of the Séléka militia troops, with a bullet that shattered her tibia, passed through her body and grazed...

Children fall victim to state ineptitude and capitalist land-grab in Kenya

Kenya found its way into the international media for all wrong reasons last week. Images of Kenyan police brutally breaking up a demonstration by young children waving twigs,...

South African government condemns violence in Kenya

Government has denounced the violence in Kenya following the murder of 36 Kenyan workers in an attack at the Mandera quarry. The bodies were...

Kenyans wear miniskirts to protest woman’s assault over clothing choice [VIDEO]

Last week, a video of a Kenyan woman being attacked by a group of men went viral on social media. The footage shows the...
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