Alex Boyé has become known for his uplifting music. Now his support of mental health campaigns has seen him being honoured for adding his voice to suicide prevention efforts.
Protest of the kind seen in Sudan can lead to change. More important, however, is to realise that sustained and committed protest might be required to ultimately ensure the kind of change that the people want.
Fifty years after the founding of South African Students’ Organisation this anti-apartheid movement remains a model for student activists.
Access to education is a basic human right but many young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Zimbabwe still struggle to get access to learning opportunities because of many barriers. FACEZ (Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe), an education fund is helping underprivileged children to get access to education, and improving toilet facilities in schools. Led by Lisa Chiriseri, a young activist, the project currently supports over 90 learners.
Selmor M’tukudzi and her sister, Sandra, are keeping alive the legacy of their late, great father, Oliver M’tukudzi, while at the same time carving out their own niche in the music industry, says Andrew Chatora.
Many countries have abolished the death penalty because absolute judgments are not only irreversible but inhumane. Although progress has been made against the death penalty, with Burkina Faso abolishing it for “ordinary crimes” and Gambia declaring an official moratorium on executions, Amnesty International reported that numerous executions were still carried out in 2018.
The time for fundamental political reforms in Sudan is now with the end of al-Bashir’s rule.
The fact that al-Bashir has been deposed will again raise questions about the former Sudanese president facing trial at the ICC.
We celebrate an African icon Julius Nyerere born on this day in 1922. We remember Baba wa Taifa, “Mwalimu” Nyerere and pay homage to this African hero, widely respected for his sweeping vision of education and African unity. Here’s our selection of Mwalimu’s quotes.