West African pidgins are unique, showing that they have come to stay no matter what some say or feel about them.
Pope Francis has said that death penalty violates the dignity of a person. But, this might just deepen the debate among Christians, who for a long time have been divided over the issue.
Neil Sedaka's song “The Immigrant” was a top hit in 1975, but today it seems even more relevant, as debates rage in the United States over immigration, repatriation and racism.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
Bats have symbolised everything from insanity to good luck. A new book explores their place in our collective imagination.
By using her public profile to suggest bias in drug-testing, Williams is calling into question the integrity of those tasked with the role of monitoring 'clean sport'.
A crate digger essentially builds a personal library of sonic texts that often can't be found on the internet or in official archives.
Photographs tell the story of Nelson Mandela the humanist and take us into the settings that shaped his childhood.
A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the World Cup.
Would an academic work that makes a case for genocide be fair game for publication, or is it beyond the ethical bounds of legitimate scholarly debate?
Reggae is the musical expression of Rastafari, a belief system of migrants to Jamaica. A popular song, 'Rivers of Babylon,' offers a window into their spirituality and longing for their homeland.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Spectators at Toronto's Pride parade this year are being asked to wear black to honour victims of serial killers. While it's right to mourn, it's not the biggest issue facing gay communities today.
Notions of heaven have changed through the ages, from an eternity centred on God to a more secular place where loved ones will reunite.
For Ethiopia, there is no connection between the Maqdala war in 1868 and the stolen treasures at Maqdala
Political ethics and sports don't match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
Who's really benefiting from a health care system that provides free or low-cost plastic surgeries for the poor?
In the 1850s, the women's dress reform movement advocated for a return to medieval design. The practice continues today.