Twenty years after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and those Hutu considered as traitors, Rwandans are still trying to cope with their past and to prevent similar atrocities from occurring in the future. Do memorials contribute to the reconciliation process?
The main political parties remain stuck in the old apartheid paradigm while the people are trying to move on. Now a campaign to spoil ballots in the upcoming general elections is raising questions about South Africa’s political classes.
South Africa’s main political opposition party the DA has accused President Jacob Zuma of insulting former president Nelson Mandela’s views on human rights through his failure to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay laws
South Africa positions itself as a continental leader, but the domestic reality is very different with immigration policies becoming increasingly stringent. This not only sanctions xenophobia but also exacerbates the country’s skills shortage.
Under colonial rule, traditional healers were deemed backward and outlawed. Little was done to investigate the legitimacy of what these healers actually did. Today the prejudice remains, but our ancestors weren’t stupid. We need to clinically research these remedies.
The son of a camel herder, Hassan Bashir knows how tough traditional life in Kenya’s arid north is, where pastoralists rely on livestock herds surviving boom and bust cycles of drought.
Recalculated GDP figures show that highly-populated Nigeria’s economy grew to $453 billion in 2012, leapfrogging SA’s $384 billion, according to the World Bank
In an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, President Paul Kagame has lambasted France for its “direct role” in the mass killings.
Everyone’s focus is on the South Sudanese conflict and we are slowly forgetting that the war on HIV/AIDS must not stop, so much that the trend of using anti-retroviral drugs instead of condoms is going unnoticed