The political ground in South Africa has shifted as the governing African National Congress and the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) joined forces to support land expropriation without compensation, showing a major waver in the Democratic Alliance-EFF alliance. Estimates indicate that around 80% of South African agricultural land remains in the hands of about 35,000 white farmers and large agribusinesses.
Deaf twin models from Eritrea, Heroda and Hermon Berhane, are breaking stereotypes and barriers towards people with disabilities in the fashion industry.
Fresh from her exceptional performance as Nakia, the love interest of King T’Challa in the record-breaking movie Black Panther, Nyong’o is set to appear in the film adaptations of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah and Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime.
In August 2017, the ruling political coalition in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, lifted a 10-month-long state of emergency, imposed after protests broke out in 2016. Now a new state of emergency has been declared after the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
To coincide with the launch of the wildly anticipated and already acclaimed film Black Panther, Marvel commissioned Kenyan Afro-futurist artist Osborne Macharia to create an exclusive art project. Macharia has titled the project “Ilgelunot”, which, in Maasai, means “The Chosen Ones”.
Zimbabwe’s government has announced that it has reviewed the country’s visa requirements to elevate 29 Category C countries to category B level which allows visas on arrival. The new travel regime allows visas on arrival for SADC members and several international countries.
The African continent is going through a political renaissance unlike any we have seen in some time. Zimbabwe recently had a coup, which was not really a coup. Kenya has two emergent leaders claiming power, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma has fallen and now Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned.
Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is the fifth winner of the $5m (£3.6m) Ibrahim prize for Achievement in African Leadership thus solidifying her legacy in governance as Africa’s first elected female president.
Postcolonial theory is concerned with salvaging futures scarred by imperial greed. It is not something frivolous, as was recently insinuated by renowned author Chimamanda Adichie