Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president.
“Extraordinary times … call for extraordinary measures”, said Katherine Tai, the US Trade Representative, last week as she announced that the Biden administration supports waiving “IP protections on Covid-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic”.
A year later, it’s clear that the dance promotes a conscious concept of Africanity – sowing feelings of tolerance and contentment that have conquered international audiences.
Justice Martha Koome’s ascendance to the role of Chief Justice raises hope and expectations among many for a better world for women and children.
Tanzania’s new president seems to be steering the country back towards democracy, but consolidating power won’t be easy.
The news that My Octopus Teacher had won an Oscar for the Best Documentary at the 93rd Academy Awards was met with elation in the Cape Peninsula’s Deep South where naturalist, film-maker and co-star Craig Foster lives and freedives. But underpinning the film was his relationship with two University of Cape Town (UCT) marine biologists, Foster’s science and marine tracking mentors.
No matter what tactics are used to muzzle, restrict, limit, or censor information, trustworthy information that serves the public good can still find its way to those who matter most: the citizens.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Lady Justice Koome Martha Karambu has made history after being nominated Kenya’s first woman Chief Justice by the Judicial Service Commission. Justice Koome is set to become Kenya’s 15th Chief Justice.