Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda’s Americanah named among 100 Books to feature in ‘The Great American Read’
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Arts and Culture Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda’s Americanah named among 100 Books to feature in ‘The Great American Read’

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling book Americanah have been named in the list of 100 Books to feature in ‘The Great American Read’ TV Series. The series “celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey)”.

Remembering Chris Hani: 7 quotes
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Politics and Society Remembering Chris Hani: 7 quotes

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of South African struggle hero, Chris Hani. Hani was the South African Communist Party (SACP) secretary-general, and chief of staff of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a fierce opponent of the Apartheid regime. We remember the words of the struggle icon.

Cartoon: Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo calls for Africa to end its dependency on the West
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Politics and Society Cartoon: Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo calls for Africa to end its dependency on the West

Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo’s quest to see Africa move beyond aid was once again on full display, after his latest speech in the presence of French president Emmanuel Macron sent a strong message to the western world. “We can no longer continue to make policy for ourselves in our continent on the basis of whatever support that the western world can give us,” Akufo-Addo said.

Cartoon: Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s departure renews hope
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Politics and Society Cartoon: Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s departure renews hope

Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, November 21 as president of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for the country. Mugabe finally resigned after a military intervention and pressure from his own party Zanu-PF and the Zimbabwean citizens. There was jubilation in streets across the country following decades of Mugabe’s authoritarian rule. Mugabe’s departure renews hope, and spirit and brings a sense of freedom to Zimbabweans, most of whom have only known one leader.

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter in full
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter in full

Wild celebrations erupted in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and across the country as news was broadcast that President Robert #Mugabe had tendered his resignation. Speaker of Parliament Adv Jacob Mudenda read out Mugabe’s resignation letter, at a special session sitting to impeach Mugabe. Here is the transcript of Mugabe’s letter of resignation in full.