South Africa has 11 official languages, but some black people are being brought up to speak only English. Others equate speaking English with intelligence, forgetting that when we lose our mother tongue we lose a sense of who we are.
In an attempt to silence journalists, activists, NGOs and other critics, the Kenyan government is denouncing them as agent provocateurs and accusing them of being funded by America. We’ve been here before, but this time the public is taking the bait.
A journalist and nine others were each sentenced to a year’s imprisonment for protesting against a constitutional referendum on Monday, according to judicial sources in Egypt. The 10 defendants were found guilty of attempting to derail the constitutional referendum that […]
Here in Ghana, God himself dictates your sex life through his servants: the pastors. Thus sayeth the Lord, “Sex between a man and his wife is good, all other sex is bad.” The problem with this rule is that no one is able to keep it, not even God’s servants.
If ever someone introduces himself to you as “Engr. Double Chief Sir,” you need not ask where he is from. In a world championship for titles, Nigerians would win all the medals. Why are we so obsessed with this absurd practice?
It’s as if the Samora Machel Monument wasn’t meant to be found. After the turn-off from a well-marked highway between South Africa and Mozambique, the road to the site of the mysterious plane crash of Mozambique’s first president twists and turns for miles.
Obama has invited 47 African leaders to a summit in DC, but no summit between the US and that many countries can come up with useful solutions that will work for all countries. If Obama wants to meet with African presidents, he should attend an AU meeting.
What makes someone African? In a globalised world, is there such a thing as an African identity? If you’re African by origin but were born and raised abroad, what makes you African? A conversation about identity with Caine Prize-winning author Tope Folarin.