Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima is one of the last living freedom fighters and the only woman to receive the rank of field marshall in the Kenya Land and Freedom Army of the Mau Mau Uprising. Recent events have brought her back to the fore in a mix of grief and disbelief.
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, will be remembered for his roles in the rebirth of African Union and peacemaking.
Long Read | In this second essay of a seven-part Shona series, “Is Dambudzo Marechera also among Medicinemen?” Onai Mushava revisits Marechera’s famous statement, “Shona was part of the ghetto daemon I was trying to escape.”
Since the advent of the multiparty politics in 1991 in Kenya, the Gikuyu Embu Meru Association (GEMA) electorate has always strictly voted for one of its own. The vote is the most coveted. Just a few months to the general election, the poignant question is: Who will the GEMA vote for on the August 9 polls?
The launch of the movement in Durban comes as President Ramaphosa cautions against “deeply disturbing” acts against immigrants
Government ministers and political leaders are going along with extremist Nhlanhla ‘Lux’ Dlamini in blaming migrants for the country’s problems. More violence will surely follow.
Hountondji comes across as the anointed enfant terrible of African philosophy.
Odinga is considered a master strategist, sometimes populist and excellent mobiliser.
Zimbabwean PhD student Simbarashe Moyo is among those who were at the forefront of organising and assisting African students displaced by the Russia-Ukraine War. “The aim was to trace and coordinate the movement of African Students and also help them when they cross over to Poland.”