The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
Efforts to discourage girls from being cut in Tanzania have changed the cultural meaning and practices around the ceremonial rite of passage.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Marginalised Namibians should be encouraged to take up cameras to document their lives — on their own terms.
The genocide memory in Rwanda is diverse and dynamic.
At the root of the skin bleaching phenomenon is a psychological complex.
Dr Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia. The youthful Oromo leader now faces the herculean task of uniting a divided country.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s political power stemmed from the visceral connection that she was able to make between the lives of the oppressed black people, and her own.