Moving communities at risk is better than dealing with emergencies, but relocations have a fraught political history in Africa.
Few recent historical figures in South Africa provoke more divergent views than Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk. He was president of the country from 1989 to 1994.
He is the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to lift the Prix Goncourt, one of the book world’s most important prizes. And his win matters.
“If there is no drastic change we won’t be able to farm with cattle and maize in a few years time”
Benin’s new abortion law will take a woman’s educational, professional and material situation into consideration.
In six rural communities in Nigeria, residents were for the first time connected to electricity following the launch of six solar minigrids. This development, a partnership between Husk Power Systems, the World Bank and the Nigerian government has brought change to the communities.
None of the Above is arguably the winner of South Africa’s 2021 local election.
Turnout was low. But not equally so across the board. Patterns show it was not a statement by all voters – it was a message from ANC supporters.
Jazz star Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse has turned 70. In 50 years, his music career has come to help define South African politics and popular culture.