Covid vaccination campaigns have kicked off across the globe. But while many developed countries are busy inoculating their populations, the ... continent is grappling with growing bilateral agreements with foreign laboratories and mobilising its health professionals.
Music is not a zero-sum game with only one ‘best’. But if you seek to name one musician whose life embodies the South African people’s ... struggle for a national culture, it must be trombonist, composer and cultural activist Jonas Mosa Gwangwa, who was born on 19 October 1937 in Orlando East, Johannesburg, and died on 23 January 2021 in Johannesburg aged 83.
Ten years on from the mass protests that shook Egypt, activists and protesters say nothing has improved, as President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's ... militarised regime is dominating the public sphere. Citizens warn that police brutality, corruption and poverty are rampant.
The African National Congress has postponed at the 11th hour a long-awaited discussion on the fate of its highest-ranking full-time official, ... secretary general Ace Magashule. Magashule has refused to step down as recommended last month by the party’s integrity commission, consisting of elders appointed to police leaders’ morals, after he was charged with corruption.
The two heads of state met face-to-face on January 19 to discuss the partial reopening of the border between Benin and Nigeria. Patrice Talon ... made a proposal to Muhammadu Buhari to install Nigerian customs police at Benin's port. Buhari in turn expressed his displeasure at the return of smuggling across the border.
Through thick and thin, the United Arab Emirates has been a longtime supporter of Egypt in the fight to defeat political Islam, until now. Libya ... has shown itself to be the one thing that will divide these longtime allies.