In the UK House of Lords, the crisis in Zimbabwe came up, and Lord Adrian Palmer suggested recolonising Zimbabwe as a solution to the crisis. The insensitive statement was seemingly made in jest, but it has incensed many Africans, with some calling the remark unacceptable.
Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister has infuriated France with his comments that France has “never stopped colonizing Africa” and its colonial-style policies in Africa are “impoverishing” Africans. Africans have previously criticised France’s exploitative nature on the continent, which has impoverished it’s former colonies.
Thomas Mapfumo recently performed a series of concerts in his homeland, Zimbabwe. This is Africa spoke to the iconic musician and social commentator.
Sporting legend Muhammad Ali is now being marketed to a new generation who grew up after his death. But while Ali was a devout Muslim, his religion is notably absent from these commercial efforts. Should his spirituality be erased for commercial ambitions when it was a fundamental part of his character and life?
Foreign press took away the dignity from victims killed in the Nairobi terror attacks by publishing their pictures.
Dignity After Death: The New York Times has come under heavy criticism for publishing gory pictures of black bodies strewn haphazardly after the terror attack in Kenya. The debate has raised ethical, moral and philosophical questions on protecting the dignity of human remains in general, and black bodies in particular after death.
Kenya’s education plan in 2020 is to introduce Mandarin to its primary school pupils. Kenya has followed the path of South Africa and Uganda.
Sarah Baartman’s name can be elevated to the highest point of the University of Cape Town’s campus, but if her legacy isn’t built into each classroom and interaction the honour is hollow.
Moussa Faki Mahamat, AU Commission Chairperson revealed the AU will in February present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent.