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.
Ethiopia is a storytelling nation in which Emperor Tewodros has a special place.
South Africans are facing abuse at the hands of charlatan religious leaders.
Although American preacher John G Lake left South Africa in 1913, many shiny-suited pastors are keeping his religious tactics alive today.
Contrary to the colonial view, Bushmen of southern Africa had a complex and meaningful practice of dress.
A progressive Afrikaans newspaper will be relaunched soon. But Vrye Weekblad can't trade on its history alone. It will need to consider the challenges of the present and the future.
Songstress Dorothy Masuku once told South Africa's public broadcaster that music was like breathing for her.
A Kenyan film director sued her country's film board and won. Local artists should follow suit and fight censorship.
Prosperity gospel in South Africa is in the news for all the wrong reasons. But for its followers, it's not a con, just a different approach to God.
Leaders go in and out of fashion, making statues built in their memory a tricky issue.
A British Conservative MP has brought concentration camps during the South African War back into the spotlight.
Leathermen expose the myth of hypermasculinity by refusing the violence and aggression which is normally attached to it.
Cultural icons like Achebe, Fela and Saro-Wiwa were among those who highlighted Nigeria's failings.
For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.
A consideration of Cuban poet Nancy Morejón's engagement with Keorapetse Kgositsile and her visits to South Africa -- shed new light on her poetic practice.
Making sport accessible to ordinary people can be achieved if communities take control of their organisations.
Realism and addressing pressing contemporary South African societal issues have been the focus of local opera since 1995.
Proverbs are generally regarded as repositories of folk wisdom and are used widely in African settings.
The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
Oliver Mtukudzi has left the world his greatest prized possession -- the gift of song.
Controversy around Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues in death as it did in life.
Hugh Lewin is best known for two books that arose from his early involvement in the anti-apartheid underground.
A decolonising curriculum would consider ways in which writers negotiate linguistic, literary and cultural legacies of the colonial era.
Sarah Baartman’s name can be elevated to the highest point of the University of Cape Town’s campus, but if her legacy isn’t built into each classroom and interaction the honour is hollow.
A small community of Afrikaners has been living in Argentina since the early 1900s. Linguistic research has found they're like a time capsule, reflecting pronunciation and syntax from an earlier era.