The contradiction of Kenya’s independence is that those with the money to buy a lot of land were usually those who had collaborated with colonialism. How can African democracies have any content if the inherited inequalities from colonialism are not resolved?
Africans are losing $1.8-billion a year due to high fees levied on funds sent from abroad by relatives, Britain’s leading think tank on development said Wednesday
Twenty years after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and those Hutu considered as traitors, Rwandans are still trying to cope with their past and to prevent similar atrocities from occurring in the future. Do memorials contribute to the reconciliation process?
The main political parties remain stuck in the old apartheid paradigm while the people are trying to move on. Now a campaign to spoil ballots in the upcoming general elections is raising questions about South Africa’s political classes.
How do the various combinations – ‘one man, a mistress and at least one girlfriend’; ‘one woman, a steady partner, and several transient lovers’; ‘older man, a wife and his student girlfriend’ – co-exist with Christian values in the world’s most pious country?
Music as a form of political and social protest was common in South Africa throughout the apartheid years, but as we mark our 20th Anniversary of Freedom and Democracy, pop music seems preoccupied by everything but politics. Conventional success too distracting?
Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is the most high profile person to come out as gay in Africa, earning a place at the centre of the emotionally fraught debate over homosexuality. This is Part II of a far-ranging interview with Mr. Wainaina.
In February, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina earned a place at the centre of the emotionally fraught debate over homosexuality in Africa. In this far-ranging interview, Mr. Wainaina offers a provocative critique of some of the cultural objections to homosexuality.
South Africa’s main political opposition party the DA has accused President Jacob Zuma of insulting former president Nelson Mandela’s views on human rights through his failure to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay laws