The colonial era has long gone but we are still dominated by a colonial mindset in Africa. No wonder we are making so little progress, says Allen Choruma. Read more
A golden opportunity to create a peaceful, united Libya where women can enjoy their full human rights must not be lost, says Amal Bourhous Read more
More countries should support the effort to maximise the growth and development impact of the SDR allocation, says Afreximbank's Hippolyte Fofack. Read more
The breakthrough in the struggle for non-racial sport came with the use of militant direct action, says veteran anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain. Read more
- Can we free ourselves from the colonial mindset?
- Bitter lessons from Afghanistan
- The fate of Libyan women’s rights hangs in the balance
- Recycle unused SDRs to low-income countries to reduce entrenched inequality
- Confront racism at every level in sport, says Peter Hain
Over the past few months, thousands of Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon, but if if the root causes of what led to its formation are not tackled, another terrorist group could rise up again.
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to Somerset House from Thursday 14–Sunday 17 October 2021 for its 9th London edition, the largest yet. New African previews 15 of the artists whose work is on display.
Whether Africa’s ‘youth bulge’ will become an asset or a time-bomb will depend on the degree to which we invest, or fail to do so, in human capital today, says Hippolyte Fofack.
For the ninth year in a row, the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London will be accompanied by 1-54 Forum, the fair’s extensive talks and events programme. Curator Dr Omar Kholeif gives us an advance preview.
The chaotic departure of Western powers from Afghanistan has exposed the brutal reality of the relationship between occupiers and their local servants. The analogy can apply to Africa as well.
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to London from 14-17 October 2021 with work from 48 leading international galleries from 23 countries across Europe, Africa and North America.
If the West is no longer willing to engage with international terror groups, what is to stop them from running riot in Africa?
Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah, who has just won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, has always been one of the world’s great writers – the Nobel award has simply confirmed this, says New African editor Anver Versi.
After 20 years of talks and haggling, the UN has finally established its Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, but what is astonishing is who voted against the motion, says Baffour Ankomah.
The multitude of problems stemming from Covid-19 is being compounded by vaccine hesitancy fuelled by fake news and threatens to create a lost generation of African youth.
In his sixth run for the presidency of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema eschewed economic jargon and spoke the language of the people, especially the youth. Voters rewarded him with a crushing win over longtime rival Edgar Lungu.
Having already banned Twitter, could Nigeria go the whole hog and emulate China by creating its own firewall for total control? Finbarr Toesland investigates.