Joseph Kabila, image via MONSUCO Flickr.

Kabila’s impasse

There is a nervous crescendo building up on the streets of Kinshasa ahead of December 19, the day President Joseph Kabila is supposed to ste…

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“I will become a straight girl”

In May 2015, Zakwe, a 28 year-old woman from Soweto, in Johannesburg, told ActionAid: “They tell me that they will kill me, they will rape m…

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The grapes of wrath

“For me personally, it seems as if modern day slavery is practiced on many farms, and the farmworker is almost viewed as ‘the property’ of t…

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Inheritances of our fathers

There’s History, with a capital ‘H’ – the one you find written up, memorized and recited as facts, dates, inaugurations, wars, victims and s…

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Memory of the Present

Every time I visit the prison, I try to notice as much as possible. The attitude of each of the guards I meet as I go through the different …

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VIVA FIDEL!

If Africa is a country, then Fidel Castro is one of our national heroes. After fronting the Cuban revolution against a corrupt, American-spo…

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Ramsey Nouah in director Izu Ijukwu’s historical drama ’76 (2016). Credit: Still from the film.

The Nigerians are coming

The prominence of Nigerian film on the 2016 film festival circuit represents something of a sea change. Long withheld even from Pan-African …

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