A glorious year for African writers

The last year has undoubtedly been one to celebrate for African stories and authors, with writers from across the continent sweeping up the world of literature’s most prestigious prizes.

Where being poor is a crime

In South Africa the poor, who are actually the majority, are often treated like criminals. This is a long way from the promise of freedom and equality that came with the end of Apartheid, says Kelebogile Motswatswa.

Cameroon: A magical blend of wonders

Cameroon is probably the most diverse country in Africa with landscapes that vary from dense tropical rainforests to deserts and everything in between. Gail Collins describes the wonder that is Cameroon.

Cameroon’s global gamechangers

Cameroon has produced a number of outstanding leaders in a variety of disciplines who have gone on to have considerable influence not only in Africa but across the world. We profile some of them here.

The happy hermit

After two years of the Covid pandemic, this is a good moment to pause and reflect on what has been happening. New African editor Anver Versi considers what he has learned from life under lockdown.