A young inventor from northern Namibia has innovatively used scrap material to build a satellite dish booster to enhance people’s internet connectivity, especially those in the rural areas where the signal can be significantly weaker than normal
Tanzanian police apprehended eight people in connection with 85 refuse bags stuffed with human body parts – including limbs, fingers and skulls – found dumped in a landfill
Several Zimbabweans in recent years have been beaten or lost lives over lobola (bride price), and some people are calling for the ban of this traditional but still widely practiced custom.
Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants
Western journalists often write about Africa in absolute terms, offering reductionist narratives from which their readers form impressions of a continent they’ve never visited. I’m a western journalist and here’s what I learned from reporting in Soweto.
“Africa is not poor, it is poorly managed”, said Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2009. Equatorial Guinea, whose president has been in power for 35 years, is Africa’s wealthiest nation on a per-capita basis and yet one of the most unequal.
To many observers, Africans tend not to kiss in public because they’re prudes. Consequently, some Africans have bought the idea that kissing in public is a sign of civilized behaviour. Both are wrong.
African sports people have broken new ground in their different sporting codes worldwide. We see them shine at the Olympics, at football World Cups and in athletics, among others.
So we thought it would be apt for us to compile a list of 10 athletes who we like to call African Sport Legends
Malawi turned 50 years old recently, and as with any birthday celebration it was time to look at achievements in the past, if any, and also look forward to see what lies ahead. Some said there wasn’t much to celebrate while others took a more reflective tone. One such person was Malawian writer and academic Jimmy Kainja.