The Continent

Monsieur le Président? Samuel Eto’o’s second act

The world-famous footballer ran a stunning political campaign to win the top job at Cameroon’s football federation. Does he have his sights set even higher?

Tireless Sudanese protesters take on the generals — again

In 2019 Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir was ousted after a massive wave of protests. But the generals who replaced him won’t hand over power. Now the flames of revolution are being rekindled.

Democracy delayed in Mali spurs sanctions from neighbours

Mali’s junta now finds itself ostracised by its regional peers – and at the centre of a dangerous new geopolitical game.

‘Armed bandit’ or ‘bandit terrorist’? In Nigeria, the game of the name is deadly

Over the past two months a controversy has developed over the government’s desire to relabel armed outlaws as ‘bandit terrorists’.

Climate change: Reasons to be hopeful

The climate crisis will hit Africa hard. The Covid-19 crisis has shown that African states can’t rely on the Global North to do the right thing. Nevertheless, there are signs that all is not lost

The Continent: Africa A-Z of 2021

The highlights of 2021 in Africa

The Continent’s Africans of the Year: Navy Malela and Gradi Koko

The bravest bankers: Navy Malela and Gradi Koko refused to stay silent in the face of injustice – even when speaking out carried grave risks for them and their families

The Continent’s Africans of the Year: Agnes Tirop

She was not your property: Agnes Tirop was on track for global superstardom, before her race was brutally cut short.

The Continent’s Africans of the Year: Timnit Gebru

Rage against the machine: If we are not careful, artificial intelligence will replicate the racism inherent in today’s world. Timnit Gebru will not let that happen.

Africans of the Year: Munya Chawawa

Skewering Britain’s ruling elite: The world today is so crazy that it sometimes seems as if it’s beyond satire – unless you’re Zimbabwean-born comic Munya Chawawa

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