Appointments in South Africa’s new cabinet have opened up a crude discourse about race and the definition of ‘black’ or ‘African’ and reveal the socio-political failure to leave the apartheid baggage behind
Historical romance author (and confessed teenage Mills and Boon fan) Kiru Taye is using her medium to explore pre-colonial stories and our present day impressions of the sexuality of the time
Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as Malawi’s president after the High Court rejected a request for a recount following allegations of vote-rigging. Outgoing President Joyce Banda had alleged ballot fraud but has now admitted defeat.
According to Vice a contingent of Ugandan LGBT activists were recently denied visitor visas to attend World Pride 2014, which will be held in Toronto this summer. The move comes as a surprise given the Canadian government’s strong, condemnatory stance […]
Under the law, foreign owners of mines in Zimbabwe were given an ultimatum to surrender more than 50 percent of their shares and find local partners or risk nationalisation.
White people have benefited most from the dawn of freedom and democracy in South Africa. Nonetheless, at public events such as Freedom Day and the inauguration of the president, white people are largely absent. What makes white South Africans want to skip these events, and do they have a moral duty to attend?
Does feminism in Ghana mean that the women who get most respect are either mothers or superwomen? Who will speak up for marginalised women – the sex workers, the lesbians, the sex positive? And is there a homegrown African feminism that will embrace us all?