France has returned to Senegal for a period of five years a sword which belonged to 19th Century Islamic and anti-colonial leader Omar Saidou Tall. Senegal’s President Macky Sall said this restitution of the sword, a “symbol of the resistance of a great scholar” “opens a new era”.
Art, outreach and fieldwork can help reframe Britain’s imperial past, by re-humanising the people subjected to anthropological ‘colonial science’.
Luyanda Botha the South African man who raped and killed University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana will serve three life sentences for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana.
The Gambia successfully filed a case at the International Court of Justice on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that accuses Myanmar of a genocide campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali is the first African and second woman to win the Prix Pictet. Her series Ça va aller (It will be OK) is made up of ornate patterns embroidered on to photographs that depict Grand Bassam after a group of devastating terror attacks in March 2016.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.
For the past three years the public servants of eSwatini Kingdom have received no pay rise, but their leader, King Mswati III just purchased 120 BMWs and 19 Rolls Royce. The purchase of the vehicles has been widely criticised, seen as wasteful spending amid high poverty levels, low wages for public workers and rising cost of living.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda presented the situation of Libya before the UN Security Council. The human security situation in Libya is of grave concern. Bensouda said there’s “an escalation of violence, high number of civilian deaths, thousands of persons internally displaced, and a sharp increase in abductions, disappearances and arbitrary arrests across Libya.”
Tanzania’s government must focus on the drivers of teenage pregnancy, which are entirely overlooked in current punitive policies, instead of expelling and arresting schoolgirls.