The entrance to Fespaco’s main venue, Cinema Burkina.
Pier Paolo Frassinelli
Fespaco, Africa's premier film festival, celebrated its 50th anniversary in Burkina Faso. For African cinema to survive, it must adapt to today's audiences and forms of distraction.
South Africa’s child support grant reaches over 10 million children.
Children whose families benefit from social grants and family support interventions enjoy better health, nutrition and schooling.
If passed as is, the South African Copyright Amendment Bill will lead to revenue and job losses in the publishing industry.
If South Africa's Copyright Amendment Bill is accepted as is, it will be detrimental to academic content production.
Supporters of MDC’s Nelson Chamisa believe he could win Zimbabwe’s 2023 elections.
Nelson Chamisa has the opportunity to foster peace, tolerance and democracy within Zimbabwe's main opposition party.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni preparing to deliver the budget.
South Africa's latest budget was a necessary stop-gap after the ravages of the past decade. But it didn't have ideas that addressed the needs of poor people.
South African Finance MInister Tito Mboweni delivering the 2019 budget speech in parliament.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
Parents and guardians play a vital role in a child’s academic success.
Children need more than school resources and qualified teachers to attain academic success.
The Village People’s Glenn Hughes (second from left) epitomised the leatherman look.
Leathermen expose the myth of hypermasculinity by refusing the violence and aggression which is normally attached to it.
Students shut the University of the Witwatersrand down during protest action.
Bhekikhaya Mabaso/African News Agency (ANA)
South Africa students are protesting and have brought university campuses to a stand still. This could have been avoided.
Newsrooms in Africa, like their counterparts around the world, are embracing new media tools.
African newsrooms are using media analytics to study their audiences but there's a downside.
French president Emmanuel Macron with Nollywood artists during a live show in Lagos, Nigeria.
One of the most potent promoters of Nigeria's cultural soft power is arguably Nollywood.
Can South Africa keep the lights on?
flickr/ Paul Saad
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's pronouncements on the power utility Eskom, during the State of the Nation Address may lead to significant changes in country's energy policy.
Soweto in South Africa. Apartheid’s spacial planning still affects people’s lives.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
Is medicine cure? Treatment? Healing? Understanding? Or a bit of all those things.
If the curative thesis is true, then most medicine throughout history -- as well as much contemporary medicine -- isn't medicine at all.
The French National Assembly, one of the Western institutions Western academics believe African countries should aspire to.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Zimbabwean government's brutal response to protests has dashed hopes for democracy under President Mnangagwa.
Protesters block a major road leading into centre of Zimbabwe’ capital Harare.
To stem the tide of the current crisis before it totally overwhelms President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF, he needs to immediately cease the brutal onslaught on civilians.
African National Congress supporters during the recent ANC Election manifesto launch in Durban.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
South Africa’s next elections will indicate how the ANC is viewed given that the poor been left behind.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.
Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe.
Two new books about Zimbabwe deal with the coup in November 2017. But the country's treasures haven’t been dug up yet.