As Zimbabwe’s election season heats up, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu-PF is playing up the chilling effect through violence, public incitement of followers, weaponisation of Covid-19 measures and disruption of opposition candidates’ rallies. Under the Mnangagwa administration, Zanu-PF has continued using its control of a precarious economy to endanger, patronise and intimidate citizens.
Countless South African musicians are where they are today because of the rapper’s big-hearted approach to the industry. His death at the age of 34 has left many reeling.
African students and migrants stranded in Ukraine.
Twelve teams remain after the qualifying rounds of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations – with Nigeria no longer automatic favourites as the competition diversifies.
Outgoing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta turns 61 in October. In Africa, 60 years of age, in presidential terms, is considered to be a toddler – in a continent where presidents have been known to collapse in office. As competition intensifies ahead of Kenya’s next watershed elections on August 9th, Kenyans continue to speculate on Pres Kenyatta’s election gambit and political future.
Where the Heart Is, Andrew Chatora’s second offering, paints the picture of a broken tribe. However, the tribe Chatora explores is the tribe of Zimbabweans who left the country in the early 2000s to seek greener pastures in the United Kingdom.
Queer rights activists push for more inclusive surveys as Statistics South Africa comes under fire for conflating gender and sex in the major census it conducts every 10 years.
Hundreds of Africa’s heritage sites are exposed to sea-level rise and coastal erosion in the future.
History has run off the groove of the ‘liberal world order’ and on to a new trajectory, propelled by Russia’s attack on Ukraine, for which all sides are responsible and deserving of blame.