Designed by Richard Morris Hunt and completed in 1902, the American Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade features four niches intended to house free-standing sculptures. 117 years later this intention has been fulfilled by Kenyan contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu with an installation dubbed, “The NewOnes, will free Us”
Zimbabwe and Africa have lost an anti-colonial and liberation hero with the passing of former President Robert Mugabe (95). A colossal, brave and charismatic yet divisive figure, Mugabe tirelessly fought for Zimbabwe’s political and economic freedom his entire life. Gushungo as Mugabe was affectionately known was undoubtedly one of the most vocal anti-colonial African leaders and dedicated his life to fighting colonialism and neo-colonialism. We share with you 10 of his profound quotes.
For Africans and diasporans, learning about their heritage is important. But it remains to be seen how this will translate into a sustained continental and diasporan engagement.
In a landmark ruling South Africa’s Equality Court has ruled that it’s now illegal to publicly display the apartheid flag in South Africa. The court ruled that displaying the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech. The historic ruling, which come 25 years after the racist apartheid regime was ended has been widely hailed by civic groups and members of the public on social media.
Ghana is banking on a much needed boost to its tourism sector from its call to Africans in the diaspora.
A recent interview in French media with Rwanda’s president went viral after it veered off script into the area of human rights. Why, one wonders, does this never happen to Western leaders? Does Donald Trump, for one, not have some explaining to do? It is time for Western media to talk about the West’s human right record.
Che Guevara’s image has been used for everything from fashion shows to revolutionary posters. But his image still means something and represents change and resistance by everyday people. Why?
The power to select, name and decide the meaning of these items makes Europeans the authors of African history.
The conversation around the need for Africa as a continent and Africans as a people to have their own media has led to a demand for more Pan-African content from This Is Africa. Could this demand be what is needed for Africa’s media?