How have we bred the sort of monsters that can strip a woman in the streets when we come from a fairytale history of women wearing little more than a piece of cloth to cover your groin area?
The continuous existence of black people is a political act, and after Ferguson I can no longer separate my feminism from my political fight against the racism inherent in western societal structures towards people of colour.
If this writing thing doesn’t work out I might be joining Il Divo (those guys look like they get laid a lot) and be taking groupies back to my hotel room for umpholokoqo. Or I might just start a church and get rich quick instead of dying trying…
Michael Brown, a young black man, is dead. The man who killed him, a white policeman, will not be punished. Because in America, white is always right, and the use of deadly force against black people is an almost unquestioned part of American modern culture.
New evidence of a Rwandan killed in Germany last month has emerged and it points to xenophobia
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