Kendrick Lamar performing in Portugal.
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Music is an underutilised tool when it comes to steering curricula away from strictly Western and colonial models.
Malagasy people take part in famadihana, the ritual of the dead, to honour their ancestors.
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Africans have steadfastly responded to oppression through culture.
Graeme Williams’s photograph he took in Thokoza township, near Johannesburg, in 1991. Police watch an ANC rally.
Acknowledging the source of the images would amplify rather than diminish the power of Hank Willis Thomas's political art.
Gerard Sekoto’s ‘Three school girls’; oil on board.
South Africa's government reneged on opportunities to cement artist Gerard Sekoto's legacy.
South Sudanese children playing football in the capital Juba.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
South African rising jazz star, Thabang Tabane.
For a musician anywhere, surviving and prospering within the genre called jazz has never been easy, and it still isn't.
Celebrations after court rules that the personal use of dagga is not a criminal offence.
Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.
A street procession during the Chale Wote festival in 2018.
Walking is crucial during the Chale Wote festival as most activities happen on the street.
Kenyan long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge sets a new world record at the Berlin Marathon.
Under the right conditions marathons could be run in under two hours.
The “Mandela and me” exhibition includes posters from the Anti-Apartheid Movement’s campaign.
Corporate interests undermine the British Council's mission to build trust.
Egyptian-born Australian musician, Joseph Tawadros.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
The myth of the empty sea is largely the product of European imperialisms and their map-making.
A new project takes a different look at the role of oceans.
The digital revolution changed the debate about censorship.
Frantz Fanon lectured about fundamental resistance at the University of Tunis in 1959 and 1960.
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Fanon found in Algeria that what the colonial law courts considered a failure of integration by mental patients was in fact an elemental resistance to European rule.
Frantz Fanon challenged traditional views about mental illness.
Frantz Fanon recognised mental illness as a real experience and offered an understanding of it being influenced by society and culture.
A United Nations staff member pays tribute to Kofi Annan during a ceremony at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Mangosutho Buthelezi in parliament.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994.
Big Daddy Kane performing at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert.
In a time of an overwhelming amount of music available, discerning consumers have to be even more strategic.
Home page of the BBC News Pidgin website.
BBC News Pidgin
West African pidgins are unique, showing that they have come to stay no matter what some say or feel about them.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (middle) bringing the leaders of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and other religious leaders together.
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali's project of reconciliation can be greatly helped by the Orthodox Church.