In a recent reception in Hamburg, Germany, Senator Dr Carsten Brosda addressed the atrocities Germany had inflicted on German South and West Africa, as well as those perpetrated by the City of Hamburg. “There is no doubt that the war of extermination in German South West Africa constituted a war crime and genocide.”
Egypt and Ethiopia are at odds over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam, a US$4 billion hydroelectric project that may reduce the Nile water that feeds into Egyptian fields and reservoirs from Ethiopia’s highlands and via Sudan.
Kanye West's statement that slavery was “a choice” has caused an uproar. Surprisingly the comment was supported by many people but the remark continues being challenged by critics. Kanye’s statement shows an ignorance of the history, structure and legacy of slavery and racism.
The recently concluded week-long AfrikaBurn festival, an annual event for the past decade, has been described as one of Africa's most unique, unusual and mind-blowing festivals – even when it lacks African influence and black participation
As we celebrate Africa Day 2018, let this be the start of accelerated progress to energise us to leverage the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement and beat hunger, malnutrition, youth unemployment, poverty and climate vulnerability.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases. Africa has its own store of medicinal plants, such as those used in Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Scientists are finding new ways to exploit these plants for medicinal purposes.
Fatou Kandé Senghor is a Senegalese artist and filmmaker. She talks about the pan-African icons of her youth, the icons of Senegalese society, and the difficulties of passing on their lessons to her daughters in the digitalised and globalised 21st century.
Mũkoma wa Ngũgi explores a redefinition of what ‘icon’ means in the African context, the unearthing of names that are all too often forgotten, the invisibility of female icons in our historical narratives, and the nature and role of the diaspora in our cultural, political and economic production
UN Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee has one of those CVs that will blow you away. Sneak a peek at his Twitter bio and you will see what we are talking about. Ex Indian Special Forces. Ex Red Cross. Princeton alumnus. And a presiding don of the opinion pages at Huffington Post and Reuters. We’re sure you see what we are talking about. He’s a man worth paying attention to. We’re glad he recently spared a few minutes to sit down for an interview with Dr Diana Wangari who brings us the scoop.
Good career advice is hard to come by. Fortunately for all of us, Dr Jacqueline M. Applegate, the subject of a new interview on This Is Africa has it in spades. “In order to excel in your career, my advice is to be 100% committed to figuring out how to make your dreams a reality. Take the cards you’ve been dealt, play your hand well, and enjoy the journey!”
The Catholic Church in Nigeria took to the streets in protest against the killings reportedly by the Fulani herdsmen. The longstanding conflict is over fertile land. The recent killings of 19 Catholics including two priests by herdsmen sparked a protest and a call for action from President Muhammadu Buhari. "We do not take this lightly and will ensure justice by apprehending and punishing the assailants," Vice President Osinbajo said.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will take delivery on 5 June 2018 of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900, the first for an African airline to operate 100 aircraft fleet in the history of the continent.
Various countries on the continent are encouraging young boys and girls to learn robotics. Namibia's first robotics school, ROBOTSCHOOL, will be launched, in June this year by Bjorn and Kirstin Wiedow.
Rwanda has scored a first, becoming Arsenal’s first official sleeve partner as part of the country’s drive to become a leading global tourist destination. The English Premier League football club will have all their teams wear the kit with ‘Visit Rwanda’ logo on the sleeves.
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart has been named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world, making it into the top 5. BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society. Other great African literary works on the list include Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, and Children of Gebelawi written by Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz.
Inside the Africa Union: The Founding Fathers of the Organisation of Africa Unity- in pictures
Nancy A. Onyango on November 21, 2017 — The Organisation of the African Unity (OAU) founding fathers gallery is hard to miss immediately upon entering the African Union complex in Addis Ababa. The gallery includes portraits of 38 heads of states. The OAU was founded by 32 countries. 23 countries have joined the Africa Union over the years which replaced the OAU in 2001.
Founding fathers of the OAU gallery at the AU complex/ photo, Nancy Atieno Onyango