The political situation in Sudan remains tense and precarious. Reports say 128 people have been killed and more than 300 critically injured since June 3, when the military violently dispersed a sit-in camp in the capital Khartoum. Despite the ongoing violence by the military, demonstrators remain resolute to continue with their movement.
#BlueforSudan: Global awareness of the horrific violence and oppression currently happening in Sudan is gaining traction. Social media users the world over have been mobilized to change their profile pictures to a specific shade of blue in solidarity. What more is there to do? Here’s a list of ways you can take your support past Sudan blue.
An Africa led call to stand together to defend the right of the Sudanese people to a peaceful revolution and a democratic civilian system of governance.
In celebration of this year’s Africa Day, the African Union honoured African soldiers, “heroes and heroines” from its member states who lost their lives in the quest for peace and stability in Africa, by erecting a memorial wall. The memorial is at the Julius Nyerere Peace and Security Building at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
As another Africa Day has come and gone, ask yourself this question: What exactly were we celebrating?
Africans across the continent and the Diaspora are celebrating Africa Day. As we celebrate this important day we emphasise the need to solve the growing burden of forcibly displaced, and African leaders and pan African institutions need to find lasting solutions to forced displacement.
Africa Day presents an opportunity to discuss challenges from the perspective of opportunity, says Dr Richard Munang.
After the Notre Dame fire, many straight-shooters among us turned to social media to offer a history lesson on all the unsavoury things France has done to Africa and remind us why it is not our place to catch feelings. Instead of being salty and criticising the West for stepping up to handle something they consider an emergency, should our reaction not be to reflect on ourselves as a society and what our priorities are? asks Lineo Segoete
Africa might not be changing its role in the world anytime soon if its young people are not at the centre of the continent’s development agenda. While China plays a vital role in developing Africa’s economy, the imbalances in trade are worrying, and the continent is still playing the role of a dumping ground.