The Saraba Manuscript Project seeks to boost the careers of new writers in the fields of fiction and non-fiction, and in turn to enrich the Nigerian literary scene.
Child marriage is still a huge problem in many African countries, with young girls in particular losing their futures as they are forced to drop out of education, encounter health problems and often face abuse
A showcase project of the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition strips small scale farmers in Tanzania of their homes and farmland, damages a protected wetland and forces the corporate chemical input industry on smallholders. More evidence that agricultural initiatives backed by Western governments are benefiting multinationals and penalising local communities.
Prized cultural and religious artefacts from Africa were looted and many now live in the basements of European and American museums, oceans away from their places of creation
Michael Brown, a young black man, is dead. The man who killed him, a white policeman, will not be punished. Because in America, white is always right, and the use of deadly force against black people is an almost unquestioned part of American modern culture.
As the descendants of former slaves in the Caribbean face discrimination and a stripping away of their human rights and citizenship, we should all rally to their side
Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 2014 Index of African Governance is out. According to the findings, more Africans than ever are participating at a democratic level, while at the same time their governments are becoming less transparent and accountable.
From Accra to Zanzibar, interest in the Scottish referendum is running high, while Africans in Scotland debate the implications of a Yes or No vote. One way or another, a huge grassroots revival of political engagement could prove inspiring.
As South Africans go to the polls, “Miners Shot Down”, a new film about the Marikana mine massacre (in which 112 miners were shot by police and 34 died), is screening around South Africa. The timing couldn’t be worse for the ANC.