What makes someone African? In a globalised world, is there such a thing as an African identity? If you’re African by origin but were born and raised abroad, what makes you African? A conversation about identity with Caine Prize-winning author Tope Folarin.
When one looks and listens to business, political and cultural leaders, we are most likely to see and hear speeches of African people that not only reinforce white supremacy but are rooted in European thinking. Our present orientation is not necessarily rooted in African thought, culture and heritage.
Government officials have confirmed that over 100 people were killed by gunmen in Kaduna state over the weekend. Police also ratified the incident but declined to give an official death toll. The area has seen many disputes over land, ethnicity […]
Work has begun on rebuilding the desecrated tombs of Timbuktu. The rebuilding takes place to rectify the damage that was caused by Islamic militants who destroyed the talismanic earthen structures in 2012. The Jihadist group involved in the destruction stated that […]
A month after the president’s birthday celebrations and his daughter’s extravagant wedding, flood-stricken Zimbabwe is up in alms following the heavy rains of the past fortnight. Having spared no expense on the lavish festivities amounting to $16 million, the state […]
With so much media attention on the Oscar Pistorius case, you’d be forgiven for thinking the killing of women by their partners is a rare occurrence in South Africa. It’s not. Are murder victims only newsworthy if they’re white or famous?
Ugandan rights activists and politicians have filed a legal challenge to overturn the anti-gay law that was recently signed in law by president Museveni.
The world’s media has descended on South Africa for the trial of the country’s former sporting hero Oscar Pistorius. It’s been called “the most eagerly awaited trial in South African legal history”. But what if his victim had been a black man?
While the world celebrates Gaddafi’s downfall and removal, the response across Africa is more muted. Could that be because we always saw through the Western media’s propaganda, even while acknowledging the man’s deep flaws?