Alex Boyé has become known for his uplifting music. Now his support of mental health campaigns has seen him being honoured for adding his voice to suicide prevention efforts.
Protest of the kind seen in Sudan can lead to change. More important, however, is to realise that sustained and committed protest might be required to ultimately ensure the kind of change that the people want.
African leaders ignore their youthful population at their peril.
Sudan’s long-time leader has given in to pressure from his people, especially the youth, and vacated his position. This follows similar developments in Algeria. Which African country where a leader has overstayed his welcome is next?
The hashtags #AlgeriaWakesUp and #SudanUprising have been important signifiers of the fact that Africans as a people are tired of old, ineffective regimes that do not bring about change and that Africa as a continent needs young leaders.
A report by Elephants Without Borders show that the poaching of elephants in Botswana has increased sharply in recent times. This follows certain changes in policy by President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s administration.
After first blaming the pilot of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, Boeing has publicly accepted responsibility for the error that caused the crash.
Police slogans are one of my favourite sources of reading material. Maybe it is because of their inherent contradictions – it is as if they are saying, “I do the opposite of what I say.” Let’s look at some of the police slogans from across Africa and how these fit with their actions.