Kenya and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a foundation for the introduction of Kiswahili as an elective language in the South African educational system. This is South Africa’s next step in fully integrating Kiswahili as an indigenous language to promote unity and social cohesion with fellow Africans.
In the first part of a series, Yaw Adjei-Gyamfi considers why the music and message of Bob Marley still ring fresh to our ears and minds, many years after his death.
One of the largest student-led conferences on Africa will take place at Oxford University in May 2019.
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
Why are so many of us, not to mention our leaders, so quick to speak out when calamity strikes in the West, but we remain unmoved and silent about our continent’s own tragedies?
We celebrate an African icon Julius Nyerere born on this day in 1922. We remember Baba wa Taifa, “Mwalimu” Nyerere and pay homage to this African hero, widely respected for his sweeping vision of education and African unity. Here’s our selection of Mwalimu’s quotes.
32 years after his murder, Captain Thomas Isidore Sankara whose name evokes memory, pride, pain and anger has been given a fitting memorial with a 5 metre statue in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. Former Ghanaian President and friend of Sankara, Jerry Rawlings attended the memorial.
Bob Marley’s culturally powerful, spiritual and socially conscious music has continued to unite and inspire people from across the world. Marley’ songs of African unity, Pan-Africanism, struggle for survival, love, peace, and protest remain relevant and powerful. Here’s our selection of Tuff Gong’s most powerful songs loved across Africa.
Ethiopia’s parliament has adopted revisions to its existing refugee law, making it one of the most progressive refugee policies in Africa. The revised framework strives for refugee integration, allowing refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, national financial services such as banking among others.