The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
A year later, it's clear that the dance promotes a conscious concept of Africanity – sowing feelings of tolerance and contentment that have conquered international audiences.
Africa's key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
A new book explains the manifestations of the oil curse in Nigeria and Angola since independence.
The turn towards authoritarianism, xenophobia and racism in Western democracies makes it unlikely that former Western slave-trading nations will agree to reparations in the near future.
The revered trombonist, composer and cultural activist never wished to be 'the state composer' but remained political until the end, in service of the people.
During the coronavirus pandemic the Jerusalema dance challenge enacted a way for communities to connect - repetitive enough to be picked up and varied enough to tease.
Angola has a complex history in which war has featured prominently. There is much more to the country than that, and a new book provides insight on beauty, happiness, and everyday life in Benguela.
Citizens have been denied their right to elect officials at the grassroots and this has allowed the central government to maintain rigid control of the country's regions.
The gap between the continent’s most democratic and authoritarian regions is likely to continue to grow.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
No other photographer in southern Africa has documented war in the way that John Liebenberg did. He captured the life and the conflict of both sides in his body of work.
The Dos Santos family and their supporters claim they are the objects of political persecution.
The Portuguese colonisers were not the only ones who could use radio for control. A new book tells how popular radio broadcasts from Angola's liberation fighters were used as weapons in the struggle.
The euphoria that accompanied João Lourenço's new presidency has ebbed away amid the stark realities of a profoundly dysfunctional political economy.
It's imperative that we understand what creates and sustains the delta for the future management of the system.
At the Sochi summit, African states embraced Russia's newly established relations.
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa's slavery heritage to view.
CITES' decision seeks to increase levels of monitoring so that we can be more and better informed about the illegal trade of Mukula and over-harvesting.
A historian says that critics get the past wrong.