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August 2013

They called it an “Arab Spring” when President Hosni Mubarak’s government was overthrown in February 2011 after weeks of massive protests across Egypt. New African …

Nationhood and the two M’s

As Nelson Mandela transitions to the ancestral realm, the past weeks bring into sharp relief the enormity of his achievements and those of his generation …

Marrakech – a city suspended in time

Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Atlas mountains, the famed city of Marrakech is an enduring reminder of a city that has long controlled …

Celebrating Yoruba traditions

Yoruba culture is one of the most dominant African influences throughout the African diaspora. From Nigeria to Cuba, from Brazil to New York, the influence …

Introducing Angèle Etoundi Essamba

The photography of  Angèle Etoundi has garnered international acclaim. In this wide-ranging interview for New African, she explains to Femi Akomolafe something of her childhood in …

Africa completes a green sweep

African sustainable energy enterprises swept the board at the Ashden Awards this year. The Ashden Awards are the renewable energy standard, and extremely valuable both …

The day Barack Obama came to town

As the first black president of the USA, Barack Obama is undoubtedly one of the world’s most recognisable faces and among the most influential personalities of …

A year after Meles Zenawi

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has effected at least two major cabinet reshuffles in less than nine months, the latest in July.

Health delivered by pedal power

Delivering medicines by bicycle throughout Khayelitsha township, in South Africa’s Cape Town, is the brilliantly simply idea of one young local entrepreneur. Baba Chenzira reports. …