Oba of Benin Omonoba Erediauwa has received two bronze works of art looted by British soldiers when they ransacked the city in 1897 in what was the most brutal massacre of the colonial era
As part of its 50th Anniversary Declaration in May 2013, the African Union (AU) set itself the goal of ending all wars in Africa by 2020. But silencing all guns may not be a realistic target, and investing in good governance and a better understanding of the dynamics behind conflict may be more effective in boosting economic and human development.
Uganda’s government has dismissed sanction placed on them by the US for their tough anti-gay laws and denied reports that the legislation had led to an increase in homophobic attacks
The editor of a Zimbabwean state-owned newspaper was arrested in a police raid on Thursday evening, with police saying it was for “publications that he did”, Zimbabwe’s The Herald reported
Rights groups and journalists have expressed concern that media freedom in Nigeria has fallen worryingly below international standards after nationwide seizures of newspapers and restrictions on live political programming were enforced by the government, Independent Online reported
15 million Congolese out of a population of 60 million suffer from mental illness. After more than 20 years of political unrest, the psychological effects on the populace has definitely been large
It’s a common misconception that Africans tended to go barefoot before the Europeans kindly turned up with shoes. This is far from the truth, and is another microcosm of prejudices about life on the continent before colonialism…
There are quite a few reasons I’ve stopped attending church services, especially in South-Eastern Nigeria. These reasons include the preposterous and stifling rules imposed on women that define what they should and shouldn’t do, as well as the money-centric turn many sermons have taken.
Peter Mutharika, Malawi’s new president has promised to end corruption in his regime, after a major scandal marred the presidency of his predecessor, Joyce Banda, and led to a suspension of $150 million in international aid to the country