South Africa has lost one of its musical greats, with the death of traditional Zulu music superstar Joseph Shabalala, the founder and director of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. South Africa and the continent mourns the death of an African musical icon and tributes continue to pour in.
A new round of elections offers an opportunity to strengthen civil and political freedoms.
But the Kenyan precedent cautions that it’s still too early to declare lasting victory for democracy.
Reggae legend, Robert Marley who died on 11, May 1981 would have turned 75 this year. Marley sang about the struggles of African people while signifying the need for Pan-African unity. As far as the African dream of a free, united and strong Africa is concerned, the words of Marley continue to be relevant to the fight for the total liberation of the continent.
As the Nigerian tradition of dressing in matching outfits for special events continues to grow in popularity, it brings with it a threat of social exclusion.
An estimated 130 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk. The practice is carried out mainly for cultural and economic reasons.
Scientists are disappointed, but not deterred by news that the massive HIV vaccine trial, HVTN 702, has been abandoned early for failing to stop HIV infections.
There are two histories of dagga in South Africa – the one of criminalising it and the other of the state trying to make money off it.
Former President Daniel arap Moi’s death has divided opinion among Kenyans. Celebrated by many, but despited by others, Moi leaves behinds a contested and problematic legacy. Moi’s record of massacres, torture, and corruption remains a story that critics say should define how he will be remembered. What memory did the Moi years bring?