Memory Chirere, a writer and literature lecturer with the University of Zimbabwe previews Diaspora Dreams, Andrew Chatora’s debut novel. It’s not the usual tale about a young Zimbabwean coming to the UK because of the crisis back home. Chatora rather “takes a very courageous and startling detour with this new book”.
As part of our storytelling project, this tripartite video animation series captures the various ways in which the pandemic has had disproportionate economic impact on the urban poor (economically vulnerable households), with serious implications on family relationships.
In an unequal world, it is deeply concerning but not surprising that vaccines are being rolled out in an unequal way. Rich countries are well into the process of inoculating their populaces, while poorer countries are still on the starting blocks.
For months Tanzania’s government has insisted the country was free from COVID-19, so there are no plans for vaccination. As other African countries are beginning to rollout vaccination programmes there is little testing and no clear plans for a vaccination programme in Tanzania.
Nigerian musician Brymo is known for his voice and lyrics. His seventh album, Yellow, was released in 2020. He performed in his concert, Blasphemy!
The community of future-oriented African thinkers and doers met on the 10th and 11th of December 2020 to reflect on various challenges and achievements at the 2020 African Crossroads hybrid edition. We recognise and celebrate the huge contributions of other indefatigable Africans who have made a significant impact in keeping the Pan-African dream alive.
The President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, has submitted his candidacy for the position of member of the Council of the International Football Federation (FIFA).
Harrison Kingston has left English Premier league champions Liverpool to take up a role with the Moroccan football federation.
The University of South Africa (UNISA) has appointed Professor Puleng LenkaBula as the new Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University. Prof LenkaBula becomes the first female to be the VC and Principal since the establishment of the university 148 years ago.