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Private sector role vital for food security in Africa

Africa only trades a fraction of its food intra-regionally. This can change with the AfCFTA, which will enable the private sector to play a far greater and more beneficial role in the production and distribution of food. Neil Ford investigates.

Review: At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop

David Diop’s novel gives a merciless yet poignant insight into the experience of West Africans who served, died or had their lives changed forever in the brutal trenches of World War I. Review by Gail Collins.

Africa’s unremembered remembered

For over a century, white soldiers were remembered by name in memorials but the black and brown who perished in British colonial uniform were ignored. Finally, a great wrong is being righted.

Kenya’s queens of the road

While motorcycles are a growth market in Africa, a gender revolution is taking place in Kenya, where women are not only passengers, but also riders and couriers. Aamera Jiwaji reports.