Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste has signed three forklifts of her latest book The Shadow King. The Shadow King is her second book, and it took her nearly four hours and three pens to sign the books.
The Bomvana say the global development agenda has created division because it sees people as individuals rather than primarily as members of a collective.
An American journalist Darlene Superville stirred the hornet’s nest after she tweeted a picture of global leaders at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, identifying three heads of state except for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, whom she referred to as an “unidentified leader”. The reference was heavily criticised by Twitter users, seen as one steeped in sheer ignorance and disrespect.
Wamlambez and Soapy are two popular songs in Kenya and Nigeria respectively sang by millennial musicians. While this is good for freedom of expression, we question why this popularity and buy-in has not extended to political expression in the two countries.
According to a joint statement by Africa Check and Facebook, the number of languages covered by the social media platforms fact-checking effort will expand by 10 in an effort to monitor the accuracy of news shared on Facebook and curb fake news
Twitter users came out in defence of South African opposition EFF leader, Julius Malema who was accused in a post of leading a contradictory flashy life while pretending to fight for the poor. Malema was pictured flying in the luxury of business class during a domestic flight.
Cameroon’s English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
The frequent Ebola outbreaks across African countries over the past two decades have caused a massive loss of life and devastating economic effects. Thanks to Congolese Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Ebola is now a curable disease and the destruction it has caused on the continent could soon be a thing of the past. Dr Muyembe says the new treatment can cure 90% of infections.
South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha has become the latest star to join the “Coming 2 America” cast, in the upcoming sequel to the 1988 comedy.