Baxsan’s tumultuous six-decade journey as a singer was irrevocably tied to Somalia’s national identity and cultural history.
The protests carried on for days and continue to simmer in a country whose social fabric has been torn by toxic masculinity and a violent colonial past.
Given its natural resources and people, Nigeria should be a prosperous nation, but after 60 years of self governance, the country now ranks as the world poverty capital.
By the end of June, more than 250 000 domestic workers had lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa. Some of them share their stories.
As key opposition members lose seats in their strongholds, it is clear that Tanzania’s ruling party is set to establish a super-majority that will institute a deeper authoritarian agenda.
A Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) ruling suggests you can so long as it doesn’t impair your performance.
Magufuli took a populist approach in trying to woo voters away from an invigorated opposition, and when that didn’t work he reported to oppressive tactics.
Like Pata-Pata, Homeless and Mbube, the song Jerusalema is elevated by a historical moment in time and has the power to cross over to different audiences.
During the coronavirus pandemic the Jerusalema dance challenge enacted a way for communities to connect – repetitive enough to be picked up and varied enough to tease.