As we reflect on the injustices happening across the continent and the necessity for continued social commentary, we are proud to bring you stories that reflect the real lives of Africans living in African cities, through a series titled, “Nairobi Ni Mimi” (Nairobi is Me).
The University of Cape Town (UCT), situated on land below Huri ǂoaxa (Hoerikwaggo or the mountain in the sea) that was once home to the Khoi and San, marked a milestone on its transformation journey with the launch of the Khoi and San Centre on 21 September.
Her new book “This Mournable Body” was announced as a Booker Prize contender just days before her arrest for protesting against a government clampdown.
Inadequate public education on a new language policy has generated resistance from parents at the early childhood education level in Ghana.
Tweets that get more Replies than RT’s are extremely rare which is why the “O jewa ke eng?” tweet became a global phenomenon despite being in an African indigenous language.
Schools are still not using Nigerian languages to teach students.
The Academy has disqualified Nigeria’s “Lionheart” from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category, lessening the number of films competing from what had been a record 93 entries. The film was disqualified based on language which has roused debates on poor award management historic insensitivity.
South African parents want their children be taught in English despite the fact that research shows that academic progress is hindered if a child is taught in a language they aren’t proficient in.
Running Against the Wind, an Ethiopian film in Amharic has been submitted for the Best International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards to be held on February 9, 2020.