Zimbabwe is making gestures to loosen the government chokehold on airwaves inherited from Rhodesia and maintained in the 42 years of independence. But broadcasting licenses have been selectively awarded to Zanu PF politicians, oligarchs, state enterprises and the army. New television stations are merely the latest horsemen of Zimbabwe’s airpocalypse.
Abdullah Ibrahim and Johnny Dyani’s 1973 album was the realisation of a journey in music and spirituality, combining Islamic and Xhosa influences to create something unique.
The man who taught Fela Kuti a thing or two has been all but erased from formal music history. He deserves much better treatment in death.
Kenya’s third President Mwai Kibaki was buried in Othaya, Nyeri County, his ancestral home, on April 30, 2022, after being eulogised as a generous and kind-hearted old grand man. However, deep insights and anecdotes from Kibaki’s erstwhile comrades show a darker side to “the gentleman of Kenyan politics”.
Kibaki gave Kenya’s higher education sector a free market capitalistic orientation, endearing him to the World Bank and the IMF.
After a committee of distinguished faculty drawn from across Harvard University released a report on the institution’s legacy of slavery, Harvard President Larry Bacow announced a $100 million commitment to remedy the ‘persistent educational and social harms that human bondage caused.’ Here we outline the revelations and recommendations that led to this unprecedented decision.
To predict – and prevent – election-related violence, it’s important to first understand the key drivers of conflict.
Many African migrants and refugees see crossing the Mediterranean Sea as the only chance for a better life. Sally Hayden tells their harrowing stories in My Fourth Time, We Drowned.
The guilty verdict on Blaise Compaoré should be celebrated as a landmark victory for democracy and peoples’ movements in Africa.