African Liberation Day is set aside to reflect on our gains as a people trying to be free. Here the reflections bring the personal at the heart of the ongoing movement of Africans into liberatory history. The grand narrative meets the tale of a little town’s attempt at a win against capital.
The Children in Freedom School in Kenya has an Afrocentric approach to education that recognises the greatness inherent in every African child, nurturing it from an early age, and preparing them to design solutions that will change their local communities and the world.
To celebrate his beloved continent, Charles Leonard has picked 25 of his favourite African songs – stone-cold classics, fresh discoveries and hidden gems.
Despite the benefits that could come from integration, many African countries remain wary of the process.
The people who have celebrated most about Martha Karua’s running mate selection are the civil society/NGO buffs and the professional women caucuses. Now repackaged as the panacea to the country’s democracy and governance ills, will Karua sway the critics and fence sitters to vote Azimio in Kenya’s upcoming election.
The MPLA is using all instruments at its disposal to hobble a new united opposition front ahead of the Angola election.
A contemplation on a righteous and revolutionary life. The writer here goes through a preliminary meditation so as to inspire and return to the source, the current struggle and context of the continent. Grounding it in the life of Amilcar Cabral and the people he struggled with.
Tsitsi Nomsa Ngwenya is one of the more prominent writers writing in Ndebele. Her new novel, Zalabantu Ziyebantwini’, came out this month. It will be followed by her fourth book, Portrait of Emlanjeni, later this year.
Having a woman leader of the country would show a shift in gender equity, but more than that, South Africa needs someone morally unimpeachable who listens to the impoverished.