Aida Muluneh is an internationally recognised photographer whose work told the story of Ethiopia long before it became a trend – and long before the tremendous changes the country has seen under the new regime
In Nigeria in the 80s and 90s, Fela Kuti was a major voice of opposition to the oppressive military regime through his music. In 2018, in Uganda, Bobi Wine, not only through his music but his activism too is fighting the same oppression and autocracy. We draw parallels between the Kalakuta President and the Ghetto President.
In an age that venerates celebrities and self-promotion in the arts and culture sector, Winston Ntshona remains a role model for his modesty.
‘Too Black’ to Play a Superhero: Senegalese-American Anna Diop is experiencing racist backlash from fans for her role as DC Comic’s Starfire. Her response has been: “I am here to remind you that whatever ugly and negative thing anyone ever chooses to say about you is always a reflection and revelation of themselves.”
As part of the commemoration of the International Youth Day, we celebrate South African actor Atandwa Kani who will be the voice for Mandela’s Prison Letters.
Wits University, one of Africa’s top five institutions of higher learning, is regularly at the forefront of progressive changes. In its drive for inclusivity, the university is now giving students the option of using the gender-neutral title “Mx” alongside the traditional titles
Women and children remain the focus of HIV while men are disadvantaged in accessing testing and treatment in Africa.
The Internet remains unforgiving as tweets and videos of Trevor Noah’s past stand-up routines and tweets have social media in an uproar. Despite the comedian’s efforts towards open dialogue, respect politics and drastic change since taking over The Daily Show, the public is not willing to excuse past transgressions.
It’s time Africa’s top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.