The African National Congress’s fully black leadership belies its commitment to non-racialism.
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Mzala’s distinctive intellectual contribution combined a sophisticated grasp of revolutionary theory with the reality of ethnic nationalism.
Regina Twala in a rare photograph with her first husband Percy Kumalo, 1936.
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A powerful new book restores the writer and feminist politician to her rightful place in history.
Frene Ginwala addressing the media in 2017, tireless in her fight for justice.
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A younger generation of feminists will remember her, above all, for her remarkable championing of the struggle against patriarchy.
Detail of a photo of Can Themba at Drum magazine.
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Abundantly talented and flawed, apartheid-era writer Can Themba wasn’t afraid to put his body on the line for a story.
Vladimir Putin celebrated Russia’s annexation of Crimea on March 18, 2022, the eighth anniversary of the move.
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None of the available methods for holding Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable are likely to actually punish him, and they may even make new atrocities more likely.
A woman hugs a Polish volunteer before he crosses the border to go and fight against Russian forces.
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According to some reports, thousands of people from around the world are signing up to fight on behalf of Ukraine. But comparisons to the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigades are misguided.
Lindiwe Mabuza (right) with President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018.
For her, art was a weapon in the struggle and a tool for education. She used every opportunity to build movements and to archive experiences in writing.
In Daniel and Eugene Levy’s new book about their hit TV show ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ the latter writes he hoped the ‘Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose’ episode would reflect his real-life ‘manic insanity about the holiday.’
The ‘Schitt’s Creek’ holiday special, a fan favourite, showed how the omipresence of Christmas has offered (especially intermarried) Jews a variety of non-exclusive options for the holiday season.
Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong in July 2019 against a proposed extradition law.
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A transcript of episode 4 of The Conversation Weekly podcast. Including a story on how scientists are speeding up the hunt for dark matter.
A memorial to Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazi in Amsterdam, June 19, 2020.
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Rejected by their countries but seen as outsiders in the West, queer and trans Muslims often live in limbo. The mental health costs of alienation can be severe, says a scholar of Islam and sexuality.
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Looking at his brilliant career is looking into Algeria’s relationship with its history and identity, but also questioning what it means to be exiled.
Refugees at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Refugee legislation introduced after the end of apartheid was lauded as being progressive. But implementation has fallen short of international standards.
Hoda Muthana and child during an interview with ‘CBS This Morning.’
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Like today’s Western women who joined ISIS and now want to return home, American women with British sympathies during the Revolution left the country – but many tried to bring their families back.
Guitarist David Hinds at Reggae on the Rocks in Denver, Colorado.
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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.
Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.
Sathima Bea Benjamin was seldom recognised during her lifetime as a performer.
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It took ages for one of African jazz’s hidden masterpieces to be reissued. Still today, four decades later, 1976’s ‘African Songbird’ tells volumes about the politics of the time.
The author with his brother and father on the way to Florida
“Normalization” – that’s been the word of the week among Cubans and Cuba watchers. Set aside for the moment whether it’s really possible for a dictatorship and a democracy to have normal relations, since…