Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of the most fearless Apartheid struggle leaders, was known for her militancy and speaking truth to power. She remained resolute in leading the resistance against the Apartheid regime, earning her the moniker, “Mother of the Nation” for her leading role in the political struggle. We look at some moments in her life in pictures.
You would be hard-pressed to find a country that deported its natural-born citizens, but Kenya always finds a way to defy the odds. Such is the story of lawyer and career politician Miguna Miguna
Many people turn to stereotypes and exceptional examples to define a country, its politics and people. This tendency has had a pernicious durability when it comes to the continent of Africa. Indeed, Africa is a continent full of catastrophes, but there are other stories that are not about its challenges and it is just as important, to talk about them.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.
What makes an African icon? Richard Poplak interrogates Nelson Mandela’s contested legacy in a divided nation.
An undercover film that was broadcast on the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 News about the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica confirmed that the company has worked on several high-profile elections, including Kenya’s National Alliance and Jubilee presidential campaigns of 2013 and 2017.
“Expropriation without compensation” is unlikely to speed up land reform. Meanwhile, mass evictions of land occupiers are often from land already owned by the state.
Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn’t mean the continent should remain passive.
The repatriation of African artifacts is important because a scarcity of artistic treasures results in a huge loss to the economies of African countries. It also contributes to a loss of national and personal identity. Some world leaders, like French president Emmanuel Macron, realise this and are hoping to rectify the void created by the looting of African treasures.