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Running South Africa like the AU might not be a good...

ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma recently said that if she became president of South Africa, she could do for South Africa what she did...

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,...

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...

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...

Dear Mmusi, getting kicked out of Zambia does not make you...

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was refused entry into Zambia last week and came across as a hero for trying to support issues...

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....

European Governments Play Politics With Refugee Lives

On June 10, Matteo Salvini, Italy's new far-right interior minister, said he would not allow the MV Aquarius to dock on the Italian coast....

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...

Coup in Zimbabwe: Confusion and consternation online

On 15 November, Zimbabwean soldiers were deployed on the streets of Harare and seized control of the state broadcaster and several other institutions. This came...

Gambian high school robotic team granted US visa at long last

Five teenagers will head over to The Gambia in mid-July for festival.

Africa’s second liberation will be women’s empowerment

The Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum launched this weekend in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam with a call on women to take centre...

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...

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....

Kenya rushes to contain cholera outbreak

On Monday Kenya’s ministry of health launched a 21-day plan to contain an outbreak of cholera in Nairobi. More than 336 cases of cholera...

Listening to the voices of the oppressed: lessons from India and...

The Other Universals Project aims to bring together scholars from all over the world to interrogate the question of oppression and discrimination by focusing on...

“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...

Editorial: Why should we turn the other cheek?

Between the deaths of 84 South Africans in the collapse of a building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Nigeria,...

Kenyan authorities are cracking down on social media ahead of elections

Ahead of the general election on August 8, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced on Monday that it would hold the administrators of...

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...

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....
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