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Meeting DOOM, the man behind the mask

Hip-hop artist DOOM passed away in October, but the world found out only last week. Mpho Moshe Matheolane met the man himself in 2013

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail despite US extradition block

Julian Assange will have to remain in custody in Britain, pending a US appeal of the decision to block his extradition to face charges for leaking secret documents, a judge in London ruled on Wednesday

Journey through anxious Joburg

A new book has collected writing about the condition of living, yes, with a high crime rate, but also other, more pervasive existential urban stresses particular to the Global South

Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive

This sequence of texts was written in response to various photographs of Nigeria made between 1920 and 1929 that form part of the Colonial Office photographic collection

Review: The eternal splendour of ‘Lovers Rock’

Steve McQueen’s ‘Lovers Rock’, part of the ‘Small Axe’ anthology, is an ethereal interlude that takes us inside the blues party bubble

‘Ghost’ flights are yet another example of our polluting ways

Due to covid-19, there are aeroplanes jetting about with few, if no passengers in them, which means those planes are releasing unnecessary greenhouse gases that will trap heat and warm this planet for decades to come

African countries aren’t borrowing too much: they’re paying too much for debt

African governments are issuing and listing their Eurobonds on established international debt markets – usually London and Irish Stock Exchanges

Mending broken Nigerian talent

Young footballers in Nigeria often struggle to get the specialised healthcare they need

What would Dambudzo be saying?

Tinashe Mushakavanhu has an imaginary conversation with Dambudzo Marechera

First bodies of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam for burial

The bodies of 31 men and eight women were discovered in a refrigerated lorry in an industrial state in Essex, east of London, on October 23.

Swedish prosecutors interview new witnesses in Assange case

The Swedish investigation concerns events which took place in August 2010 when a Swedish woman accused Assange of rape

There is no Africa in African studies

The experience of studying Africa in London makes the writers question the validity of "African Studies" as is currently taught in Britain.

Assange in UK court over US extradition request

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson said on Wednesday that all efforts would now be focused on preventing Assange's extradition to the US

Swedish Assange accuser urges prosecution to reopen rape case

A spokesman for the Swedish Prosecution Authority said on Thursday they were following the news of Assange's arrest

Crazy Rich Nigerians enjoy a ‘plane’ pizza

A Nigerian minister has courted ridicule after saying citizens are having pizzas delivered from London with the help of British Airways

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