How do you sense your city in relation to taste, smell, sight, touch and hearing? African Crossroads 2019 seeks to explore the various experiences Africans have of their cities.
Since 1945, the CFA franc has been the currency used by French colonies, and the usage of the currency continued after independence. Benin President Patrice Talon revealed that the West African Monetary Union has unanimously agreed to take back control of its currency, withdrawing foreign reserves of the West African CFA from France. The move has been welcomed across the continent.
Today the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced. For many Africans, year after year, they have held out hope, that an illustrious son of the soil, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o would bring the prize home. Will this year be any different?
The political unity of Africa has been an elusive vision. The United States of Africa premised on Pan-African ideals still remains a pipe dream despite having been pushed by numerous African political leaders. Is the United States of Africa a realistic vision we should continue to pursue or it’s still an ambitious dream?
Ghana’s example of opening its borders to African-Americans and embracing all Black people is the progressive ingredient African countries need to adopt. Additionally, Paul Kagame’s call for Africa to define its own course, rejecting validation from the West, are among the necessary steps towards self-determination and meaningful development.
The University of South Africa has conferred a doctorate degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (honoris causa) posthumously on Bantu Stephen Biko. Biko’s son, Samora Biko accepted the posthumous honorary doctorate. This year’s Biko Lecture was given by Zimbabwean academic Dr Ibbo Mandaza.
Forty years after Steve Bantu Biko’s death at the hands of apartheid police, Tseliso Monaheng considers the Black Consciousness thought leader’s legacy, then and now.
Stephen Bantu Biko the anti-apartheid activist and leader of the black consciousness movement in South Africa, is born in 1946 in Ginsberg Township, in the present-day Eastern Cape province. To remember the best-known martyr of the struggle against apartheid, Google today published a doodle, celebrating Biko’s remarkable legacy.
Family of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko have gone to court to try to stop the auction of his post-mortem report