South Africa is quick to forget ubuntu or its own destabilising role when it comes to regional policies
There needs to be a consolidation of the African identity away from the lens of Western civilisation
Despite the articulated goals by Africa’s founding fathers such as Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere for the United States of Africa, it seems the ideals of Africa’s unity only visit upon the continent’s consciousness during Africa Day celebrations
African leaders’ sartorial choices have been communicating their political orientations for centuries
Africa is nowhere near achieving the promises of the African Charter, which only underscores its importance
Zambia’s founding father left a lasting legacy
The liberation legend died on Thursday at a military hospital in Lusaka, aged 97
Human Rights Watch has documented cases of Burundian refugees being tortured and forcibly returned by Tanzanian authorities
The historical record shows that Malawi’s difficulties under Hastings Banda were evident at the very moment of the country’s founding
Keorapetse Kgositsile played a vital part in elevating the position of the cultural worker
Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis was a textbook example of what not to do, you will have to do it all differently
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
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
In 1980 Zimbabwe barely had a literature scene to speak of. Independence brought with it a short-lived local publishing boom
This is an edited extract of the introduction to ‘Revolutionary Thought in the 20th Century’ (1980) edited by late anti-apartheid stalwart Ben Turok
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
A cross section of Africa’s most powerful people gathered in Kigali this week to sell a dream – and sell it hard
A true rebirth will come about if we go back to the land and find African solutions for our problems.
Ben Okri’s recent talk in Pretoria on African renaissance, left some indignant and still nowhere closer to discovering their own “mini enlightenment”.
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.
Julius Nyerere shunned populist Africanisation and curtailed civil liberties to attain his dream.
The large number of candidates running for the presidency does not make up for the paucity of good leadership.
Weddings are an expensive business in Tanzania, and everyone’s involved. Richard Mgamba explains what it takes to get a bride to the altar.
The Robert Mugabe regime did not, as some will argue, start off well and slowly descend into authoritarianism. It was always intolerant of opposition.