Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot (left) and Hellen Obiri who won gold and silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee could suspend Kenya, putting it in the company of Kuwait.
Leo Zeilig’s latest novel is set in the Robert Mugabe-ruled Zimbabwe.
Leo Zeilig's novel features a superbly crafted cast of characters. It's a page turner for readers interested in the profound questions of radical politics and humanity.
US President Donald Trump has gained notoriety for his social media posts.
US President Donald Trump often owns the conversation on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. But why use the same tactics we're criticising him for? And what would be an appropriate response?
Senzeni Marasela, ‘Covering Sarah IV’, 2011.
Copyright Senzeni Marasela, Courtesy of AFRONOVA GALLERY
South African Visual Artist Senzeni Marasela's work creates a tension between the narrations of public wounding and her private one.
Portrait of Miriam Tlali as part of Adrian Steirn’s 21 Icons South Africa project. Date: 15.10.2014.
Adrian Steirn/Courtesy of 21 Icons South Africa
February 28, 2017
RIP Miriam Tlali
Author Miriam Tlali was an intersectional feminist long before this term was coined or its politics made fashionable in South Africa by student movements.
South African History Online
February 21, 2017
South African-Jamaican intellectual, activist and author Peter Abrahams died in January 2017. He will be revered for his contributions to the anti-colonial struggles in Africa and the Caribbean.
The official Angolan broadcaster, or Emissora Oficial de Angola, under construction between 1963-67.
Fernão Simões de Carvalho
February 15, 2017
Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
Fokofpolisiekar’s lead vocalist Francois van Coke.
A pioneering documentary about South African punks, Fokofpolisiekar, doesn't only focus on the band, but also illuminates the evolution of the documentary form.
Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring a goal at Afcon 2017. He plays his club football in Germany for Borussia Dortmund.
January 24, 2017
The sheer number of top African footballers playing in foreign leagues is one of the most notable trends of the current Africa Cup of Nations tournament. It has an impact on the African game too.
Berlin’s cult nightclub, Berghain, is guarded by bouncer, Sven Marquardt, who has become a celebrity in his own right.
January 22, 2017
Both Berlin and Johannesburg are at the centre of their respective countries' night cultures. Both cities have undergone fundamental social transitions since 1990.
Activists, New York City Pride Parade (2016)
In a year with demands of writing and editing a memoir, inspiration can be found in photography.
Today, the causes of many phobias are as inscrutable as ever – but they were only 'invented' in the 19th century.