With only a few days to go before Election Day in South Africa, political parties are as active on social media platforms as they are on the streets. How big a role will social media play in these elections, and is this the future of political campaigning?
Burkina Faso’s high court on Wednesday said it lacked jurisdiction to rule on a request for the body of former president Thomas Sankara to be exhumed for forensic analysis
The bust of former president Nelson Mandela unveiled at Parliament on Monday shows how far South Africa’s democracy has come in a short space of time, President Jacob Zuma said as SA observed its Freedom Day holiday
The South Sudanese government on Thursday announced it is dropping its case against four politicians who are accused of attempting to oust President Salva Kiir in December
Next month in Norway a ‘human zoo’ will open, a re-enactment of the voyeurist exhibitions of Africans that took place during the colonial era. The organizers aim to spark discussions on the legacy of racism and colonialism, but have they overlooked the pain and humiliation this may bring to Africans worldwide, and the danger of the resurgence of racial stereotyping?
France has in a statement vowed to “do all to uncover the truth… and will not leave this unpunished” after Islamist group claimed to have killed captive French citizen, according to AFP
Nowhere else in the world is maternal mortality and the low use of contraceptive higher than in West Africa, says Malian Dr. Cheick Touré who is also diretor of IntraHealth – Mali.
The Kenyan government has thrown a security cordon over a part of the city of Nairobi most populated by the Somali. Why? Because al Shabaab operates from Somalia and therefore its face in Kenya is Somali-like. The Kenya state really has no reason to take the country back to 1984 by profiling such an integral community in the country.
Last week the organization I work for – the Consumers Protection Association – published a joint report with Oxfam that shows how a health public–private partnership (PPP) is draining the budget of the Ministry of Health and diverting scarce resources away from primary healthcare services in rural areas, where death rates are rising and where three-quarters of the population live.