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.
A year after his debut novella, Diaspora Dreams, Andrew Chatora thinks about the place of the African writer in the global context. Nominated for a major award in Zimbabwe, Diaspora Dreams interrogates identity, belonging and the migrant experience, a thread also followed by Chatora’s new novel, Where the Heart Is.
He played every venue that mattered, a global face of Afrobeat. Orlando Julius embodied the groove.
Top African Fintech company Mukuru has announced that it will be the 2022/23 official sleeve sponsor for English Premier League side, Crystal Palace.
Zimbabwe is making gestures to loosen the government chokehold on airwaves inherited from Rhodesia and maintained in the 42 years of independence. But broadcasting licenses have been selectively awarded to Zanu PF politicians, oligarchs, state enterprises and the army. New television stations are merely the latest horsemen of Zimbabwe’s airpocalypse.
Abdullah Ibrahim and Johnny Dyani’s 1973 album was the realisation of a journey in music and spirituality, combining Islamic and Xhosa influences to create something unique.