African literary prizes are slowly becoming more relevant and richer, thanks to writers organising on the continent.
27-year-old Ofentse Pitse is the first black South African woman to conduct and own an all-black orchestra. Her 40-piece symphony orchestra contributes to shedding light on African composers and propelling young black youth to excellence.
Nigeria’s federal government launched its first national sexual offenders register, which is a database of persons convicted for sexual violence in the country since 2015. The register will be available online to assist the public, state bodies and police identify repeat offenders.
The euphoria that accompanied João Lourenço’s new presidency has ebbed away amid the stark realities of a profoundly dysfunctional political economy.
Spoken word artist and award-winning podcaster, George the Poet has declined to become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) based on the “colonial trauma inflicted on the children of Africa”.
Namibia’s political stability so far has been vested in the dominance of Swapo. Those opposing its control face an uphill battle.
With a Hate Speech Bill and a shrinking democratic space, Nigerian lawmakers have become no different from the country’s military rule which saw dictatorship thrive. The final breath of democracy in Nigeria is being killed by Nigerian lawmakers, and Nigerians run the risk of losing what is left of their freedom if they continue to sit in silence.
Kenyan marathon maestro Eliud Kipchoge and American track and field star Dalilah Muhammad have been named World Athletics’ male and female athletes of the year. Kipchoge clinched the award which he also won last year following an impressive season.
All 36 states in Nigeria must adopt the Child Rights Act to safeguard their children.