South Africa is forging ahead with nuclear energy, as announced by president Jacob Zuma in his recent state of the nation speech. “Catastrophe”, was one immediate prediction. Nuclear power has a bad reputation, but is Zuma actually right this time?
A lawyer and supporters say a staunchly Muslim family in northern Nigeria has forcefully admitted their son into a mental hospital for declaring he is an atheist
In a way starkly reminiscent of colonialism, multinational corporations are supporting the construction of new roads and railways that will facilitate the extraction of African resources.
Rapists are men too. Sometimes the fastest (and most uncomfortable) way to address a problem is to accept that you are a part of it.
My father’s ultimate lesson was this: Give your children “difficult” names. So the world may learn to unfurl its tongue and bow to all the languages they stole along with our brothers and sisters. This is the revolution in our names.
ASAR ALKEBULAN traveled to Makoko, a nearly 200 year-old fishing village located in the heart of Lagos lagoon. Journey along, experiencing the sights, sounds and spirit of the people in this incredible water community and find what’s floating in the water at Makoko.
Oba of Benin Omonoba Erediauwa has received two bronze works of art looted by British soldiers when they ransacked the city in 1897 in what was the most brutal massacre of the colonial era
As part of its 50th Anniversary Declaration in May 2013, the African Union (AU) set itself the goal of ending all wars in Africa by 2020. But silencing all guns may not be a realistic target, and investing in good governance and a better understanding of the dynamics behind conflict may be more effective in boosting economic and human development.
Uganda’s government has dismissed sanction placed on them by the US for their tough anti-gay laws and denied reports that the legislation had led to an increase in homophobic attacks