Recently, a range of publications reported on the documented sighting of the elusive African black leopard in Kenya by biologist Nick Pilfold. Many claimed it was the “first sighting” in a century, thereby discrediting local accounts.
William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg, South Africa will be named after Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in honour of the revolutionary anti-Apartheid icon. There are loud calls from various groups to also rename Cape Town International Airport after Winnie for her contribution in the struggle.
Today in South Sudan’s political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
Zethu Matebeni weighs in on the #RhodesMustFall protest movement, the largest wave of student protests in democratic South Africa.
There is a demand for the return of stolen artefacts to the continent. Over 3,000 bronze statues were stolen from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ovọnramwẹn Nọgbaisi after the British invaded Benin Kingdom and killed its inhabitants by sending a punitive force of 1,200 soldiers.
Africa as a continent can only move forward when its leaders consciously decide to implement policies that benefit their individual countries as a whole. The Karanga shoe factory in Tanzania is under refurbishment, and it will create much needed jobs.
In many parts of Africa, names have cultural importance, and the South African minister for Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has indicated that the name South Africa has no significant discernible importance except a geographical location of the country.
Helen Zille’s comments that colonialism wasn’t all bad or negative brings up many questions about the legacy of colonialism and has made many remember the atrocities committed by Europeans on the continent.
Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille tweeting that colonialism wasn’t all bad goes to the heart of what apartheid remains deeply to blame for – a nation that has been unable to forge a common understanding and a shared vision for South Africa