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?
The silent recolonisation of Africa is happening on a mass scale. To address this issue, the first Africa Conference on Land Grabs is set to take place in South Africa on 27–30 Oct. 2014. Land is the source of life and death, but it might not always be with us.
9/11 was but a dim memory of a TV spectacle until terrorists attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi and we all went crazy about ‘insecurity.’ Now it’s a fact of life. So what’s it like to live under siege? And how are we handling the Somali question?
Zimbabwe is planning to tone down a contentious equity law which compels foreign companies to give up a majority shareholding to local investors, Independent Online reported
Malawi president Joyce Banda has ordered the Malawi Electoral Commission to stop the counting of the votes from the May 20 election, citing many “irregularities” in the process, the Maravi Post reported
A radical interpretation of Verdi’s Macbeth is relocated to the Eastern Congo and sheds light on a war-torn village.
On Africa Day (25th May) we celebrate the hard-fought achievement of our freedom from European colonial powers, as well as African Unity. How important is our history to our unity? And what does being united entail? Some thoughts.
The South African Freedom Charter states that the country belongs to all who live in it. But is that true? Does the country belong to anybody at all? Were we sold a lie?