Tsitsi Nomsa Ngwenya is one of the more prominent writers writing in Ndebele. Her new novel, Zalabantu Ziyebantwini’, came out this month. It will be followed by her fourth book, Portrait of Emlanjeni, later this year.
A court in Kano, northern Nigeria, recently convicted an atheist for making social media posts it found to be blasphemous against Islam. Insults against religion are illegal in Nigeria’s multi-faceted legal codes.
Kenya’s LGBTI community continues to face the deadly consequences of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.
Kendrick Lamar is not just dusting his crown in “The Heart Part 5”. The customary album prelude is not so much about putting the culture on notice as it is about deconstructing the culture. Collective languages of black being fall apart, deepfake by deepfake, in the glare of Mr Lamar’s passion.
The Ugandan footballer paved the way for his countrymen when his skills on the pitch got Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates vying to sign him in the mid-2000s.
For many decades, cricket in Africa used to be viewed as a preserve of a tiny, elite minority. Through the selfless efforts of many individuals, some at great personal sacrifice, the game is now spreading at an encouraging pace beyond the traditional African cricket-playing nations. One of these heroes is Hoosain Ayob, known by many in his homeland as Uncle Hoosain.
The affluence of potential host nations appears to be influencing World Rugby when it comes to selecting preferred candidates to host its lucrative global showpiece.
Prominence has come quickly for the 21-year-old Afro-pop artist Nomfundo Moh whose breakout single is one of the biggest hits in South Africa so far this year.
With all but Lewis Hamilton’s legendary status on the track sealed, the seven-time world champion has shifted his attention to diversity, inclusion and making sure that he races in an Africa Grand Prix before he retires.