A British online news outlet compiled a selection of photographs taken around the continent from 8 to 14 August this year. Some are interesting. Some are poignant and some are just cool. Have a look for yourself
Too often, African artists get drowned out at mainstream awards shows. Producer Russell Kenya from blackmedley.tv says enough is enough.
Africa is on a quest to reclaim the continent from over 100 years of photographic misrepresentation. Local photographers are looking for balance on a continent so often portrayed by its extremes.
Why is there an absence of African women in nonfiction writing? Why is there a perception of so-called “feminine” subjects as less important than the “masculine”? Writer Valérie Bah explored the questions this week at a workshop in Uganda.
Western journalists often write about Africa in absolute terms, offering reductionist narratives from which their readers form impressions of a continent they’ve never visited. I’m a western journalist and here’s what I learned from reporting in Soweto.
In their weekend music special, the folks at South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper came out with their list of the 100 greatest South African songs. We looked at the list and agree with many of them, though some important songs have been left out.
This week we asked readers to send in photos to show us where they are, and what the sights are where-ever they are. You rose to the occasion and each photo was like a mini-masterpiece. We chose the best one by Thuto Moloi, which you can see below.
Oba of Benin Omonoba Erediauwa has received two bronze works of art looted by British soldiers when they ransacked the city in 1897 in what was the most brutal massacre of the colonial era
“In Jesus name, please tell her to go back home and change”, he said, to which I replied, “In Jesus name, please allow me to listen to the sermon”. If I can wear trousers in the Vatican, why not in certain Nigerian churches?