The official Angolan broadcaster, or Emissora Oficial de Angola, under construction between 1963-67. Fernão Simões de Carvalho

Propaganda

Propaganda in Portugal’s colonies: lessons for the West today

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.
Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring a goal at Afcon 2017. He plays his club football in Germany for Borussia Dortmund. Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Afcon 2017

African footballers face an allegiance problem: country versus club

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. Joerg Carstensen/EPA

Bouncing

How night club bouncers police the social order - from Berlin to Johannesburg

Both Berlin and Johannesburg are at the centre of their respective countries' night cultures. Both cities have undergone fundamental social transitions since 1990.
Sikhumbuzo Makandula’s ‘Ubuzwe II’, 2016, Digital photograph: Inkjet on Epsom Ultrasmooth. The mural kaSebe/Sebe’s Lip (2011) is by artist Buntu Fihla.

Review 2016

Five reminders of how visual artists can invoke and stir deep emotions

In an image-saturated world, it can feel like we are beyond being moved. But five exhibitions in South Africa's Eastern Cape province in 2016 managed to capture memory and ego in exactly the right proportions.

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