Ali Hassan Mwinyi successfully drove economic and political reforms in Tanzania, all in the shadow of his predecessor, Julius Nyerere.
Hage Geingob’s legacy as a moderniser will live on despite contradictions and unfulfilled promises.
As the journalism industry continues to crater, wealthy plutocrats are consolidating their control over information systems.
Writing an obituary is one of the many things people do when a loved one dies. And animals are more frequently mentioned in the obituaries of their human companions.
The former Italian prime minister died on June 12, 2023, at the age of 86. Throughout his terms in office he cultivated closer ties with the US – with mixed results.
As ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ climbed the ratings ladder, the censorship bleep, which masked the slew of insults lobbed by warring guests, became a star of the show.
A media scholar who studied Carter and interviewed him explains how he attempted to translate Jesus’ teachings into action through his life of public service.
A new report disputes the heritage claims of Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather. A scholar explains why scrutiny over alleged ethnic fraud is essential.
Through songs such as ‘The Pill,’ Lynn addressed issues confronting all women. The country star died on Oct. 4 at age 90.
The political skill to turn situations to his advantage, rather than any ability to mobilise people, made Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.
The pandemic has forced people to discover new ways of maintaining connection with one another and to consider their own mortality — obituaries played a part in making this easier.
David Dalaithngu has died at 68. When he appeared in the 1971 film Walkabout, his name was misspelt in the credits. He won international acclaim as an actor, becoming a household name.
We should remember him as just another ordinary human being who did extraordinary things.
Obituaries tend to play down any negative aspects of character. Over time, they reveal what we value in life.
History will judge Nkurunziza as a man who brought unnecessary pain to a nation that had long suffered from political misrule.
Christo’s first major project was Wrapped Coast at Sydney’s Little Bay. His fabric sculptures would become a major symbol in land art.
Lord May was an illustrious scientist, a towering figure in the British establishment, and a quintessential Aussie. His theories help explain everything from complex ecosystems to financial markets.
Victor Abimbola Olaiya took up highlife music in the late 1950s and combined it with the trumpet to improve on its texture and aesthetic quality.
Mubarak held power for three decades, on the foundation of a personality cult.
The Monty Python star was also a highly respected author on Chaucer and the writer of a series of children’s history books.