Cameroon being stripped off hosting the Africa Cup of Nations affects its international reputation and is likely to impact the economy.
The Otobo remains an ancient symbol of democracy; it almost certainly helped to shape Nigeria's modern democracy in some ways.
The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon's thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
Twenty years after the final report of South Africa's Truth Commission, dealing with the past will always remain "unfinished business".
Archaeological research at Christiansborg Castle in Ghana has provided an in-depth understanding of Danish, Ga and Danish-Ga lived experiences during the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade.
In Terry Kurgan’s book family history, however tortuous, is subsumed into a greater history of the greatest atrocity.
Academic Stella Nyanzi has been daring in her critique of Uganda's Yoweri Museveni. She now faces jail for her outspokenness.
The stigma attached to HIV and AIDS, particularly in hip hop culture, is rife. The disease is represented poorly and often factually incorrect through lyrics.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Johannesburg Then and Now is an important book about what ought to be appreciated and "saved".
For William Kentridge, searching and erasure serves as a model for understanding our place in the world.
Hipsters exhibit a nostalgia for the past that echoes right-leaning political movements around the world.
Understanding stories – those of the murderous as well as of the compassionate – is vital to generating the critical mass necessary to save natural environments and their multiple denizens.
Despite South Africa's progressive constitution, LGBTIQ people continue to face discrimination in all social spheres.
South Africa has a history of burning books. The ashes of burnt books tell of the barbarism to which a society can descend.
In mending the relations with Zimbabwe's white community by roping in Kirsty Coventry and Bruce Grobbelaar, President Mnangagwa might just have pulled off a masterstroke.
It is vital to make room for "queer" ideas about same-sex marriage.
The South African pressure group Afriforum and its allies want to be the only voices speaking on behalf of Afrikaners.
Music is an underutilised tool when it comes to steering curricula away from strictly Western and colonial models.
Africans have steadfastly responded to oppression through culture.
Acknowledging the source of the images would amplify rather than diminish the power of Hank Willis Thomas's political art.
South Africa's government reneged on opportunities to cement artist Gerard Sekoto's legacy.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
For a musician anywhere, surviving and prospering within the genre called jazz has never been easy, and it still isn't.
Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.