New evidence of a Rwandan killed in Germany last month has emerged and it points to xenophobia
An exhibition in Lagos highlights the importance of aso-oke, the premier fabric in Yoruba land. Artist Tunde Owolabi spoke to Oris Aigbokhaevbolo about the importance of preserving culture and associated skills before the Chinese get involved.
Investigating crimes against humanity is a notoriously complex, slow and expensive business.
Zimbabwe meets both these criteria. Basic human rights have been something of a luxury there in recent years, and particularly in 2007 – the year in which the crimes against humanity that SAPS must now investigate were allegedly committed.
There is increasing evidence that rates of child sexual abuse and rape are disproportionately high in sub-Saharan Africa. A searingly powerful photographic exhibition hopes to break the silence and shame society into facing up to its sickness.
Since the 1990s, when multi-party politics was re-introduced in Kenya, the country has seen numerous political transitions. In 2010, a new constitution was promulgated, paving the way for the devolved system of government
Thomas Sankara’s death nearly 30 years ago during a coup has never been fully explained. Burkina Faso’s interim president, Michel Kafando, says he will allow an examination of his remains to investigate the nature of his death
The President of Zambia, Guy Scott has been suspended by political party Patriotic Front for “not respecting the constitution.” The leader will remain a member of the party until next year’s elections
Anti-retrovirals (ARVs) are supposed to be free for HIV positive people, but not in Harare, where some doctors sell the drugs on the black market
Ali Mazrui, one of the foremost African intellectuals for the last fifty years, died recently. Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire reflects on Mr. Mazrui’s five strategies for taming Western-oriented imperialism disguised as globalisation.