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Malawi celebrates independence day, but the first president left his mark

The historical record shows that Malawi’s difficulties under Hastings Banda were evident at the very moment of the country’s founding

Festac, the ANC and the arts

Keorapetse Kgositsile played a vital part in elevating the position of the cultural worker

Open letter: Mr Biden, America must lead the next global catastrophe

Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis was a textbook example of what not to do, you will have to do it all differently

US presidential campaign 2020: The Democratic conundrum

As Super Tuesday looms, there are five candidates left in the Democratic race. But the party must ensure it selects someone who will be able to defeat incumbent Donald Trump

Save Fort Hare and stop with the theatrics

The university with its rich history is not only the pride of the Eastern Cape but of the continent. It needs to regain its glorious status in academia and not only be in the news for unfortunate reasons

Writing rises from the ashes

In 1980 Zimbabwe barely had a literature scene to speak of. Independence brought with it a short-lived local publishing boom

What it takes to achieve a true revolution

This is an edited extract of the introduction to ‘Revolutionary Thought in the 20th Century’ (1980) edited by late anti-apartheid stalwart Ben Turok

Tanzania suffers peril of populism

People call John Magufuli ‘The Bulldozer’. But in his haste to get things done, he might be wrecking the very foundations of his country’s democracy

Africa’s free trade fairy tale

A cross section of Africa’s most powerful people gathered in Kigali this week to sell a dream - and sell it hard

Africa can rise if we cast off our shackles

A true rebirth will come about if we go back to the land and find African solutions for our problems.

Okri’s insufficient renaissance

Ben Okri’s recent talk in Pretoria on African renaissance, left some indignant and still nowhere closer to discovering their own “mini enlightenment”.

Mandela: An African icon above all else

Before we were enamoured of Mandela as a global brand, he was an African leader faced with decisions as tough as those that faced other African icons.

Nation state: Nyerere’s legacy

Julius Nyerere shunned populist Africanisation and curtailed civil liberties to attain his dream.

Tanzanian voters the big losers

The large number of candidates running for the presidency does not make up for the paucity of good leadership.

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