Religious sensitivity has always been a difficult issue to navigate, even in the contemporary world. When it comes to the depiction of God, the whitewashing of the Almighty is not only historically false in the case of Jesus but creates an implicit cultural and historical bias in favour of one race.
African leaders ignore their youthful population at their peril.
Sudan’s academics have been instrumental in bringing regime change and negotiating transitions.
Hip-hop artists in Nigeria unpack the realities of the country’s cyber fraudsters.
Sudanese protesters against al-Bashir’s regime have scored an important victory. But there’s a long way to go before democracy is restored.
Ailing 82-year-old Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika handed in his resignation on live TV in one of his few public sightings in the last six years. Since he had a stroke in 2013, the leader, who was initially seen as a saviour, became an absentee president whose four terms in office were mired in corruption and allegations of vote-rigging.
The hashtags #AlgeriaWakesUp and #SudanUprising have been important signifiers of the fact that Africans as a people are tired of old, ineffective regimes that do not bring about change and that Africa as a continent needs young leaders.
Khadambi Asalache, poet and pioneer of modern English Kenyan literature, lived an extraordinary life. Now, more than a decade after his death, the public can view his stunning estate, which he left to the National British Trust. The estate is exceptional because for more than 20 years he decorated it extensively with Moorish-influenced fretwork which he cut by hand from discarded pine doors and wooden boxes.
Stories about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda have been evolving as descent narratives telling about journeys through hell.