Monday, July 28, 2014
The coming together of African American blues titan Taj Mahal and legendary Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate in London resulted in sheer jubilance.
The Dodd-Frank act has not only had limited effect on militants. It's also undermined artisanal miners' livelihoods.
Africa loses almost six and a half times the amount of money that it receives in aid
Europe often expresses sympathy with African asylum seekers in word, but rarely in deed.
The little-understood practice of misinvoicing relies on legal grey areas and financial secrecy and costs the continent dearly.
Foreign powers are not just engaged in African land. They are also engaged in African food systems, often in damaging ways.
Evidence suggests Mozambique could be becoming a popular transit point for traffickers.
Will Japan's Toyota Company build a new oil pipeline bypassing Sudan?
A global problem with very local roots
The social upheavals of 1970s Zambia ushered in an flamboyant, fluorescent and funky era of music known as Zamrock.


Future Sounds of Mzansi, a new documentary by Spoek Mathambo, traverses the country uncovering countless blossoming electronic music scenes.


Tune Me What: Durban’s Wild Youth

It all started with the subversive act of wanting to be in a band...


Tune Me What: The Philately Show

Behind every stamp, there's a lick...

Experts Weekly

How can humanitarian agencies ensure that they help the most vulnerable and most in need rather than simply the easiest to reach or those in the least risky environments?
Inside figures allege that the APRM is fraught with corruption and mismanagement, and that its integrity and independence have been undermined.
Egypt's military doesn't only control the political levers of power, but also the economic ones. And its involvement is getting even deeper.
The World Bank's Doing Business rankings reward countries who service the needs of large-scale international business, to the detriment of the majority, and punish those that don't.
There is no such thing as an objective map. This was true of cave paintings, Roman tapestries, and colonialists' charts of Africa. It is also true of Google Maps.
The G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition pushes African countries to change their policies in exchange for aid money. This will help agribusiness but will it help the hungry?
Smallholder tobacco production in Zimbabwe has been a real success, but at what cost to woods and forests?
For the first time in two decades, the divisive figure Kumba Yalá is not watching over Guinea-Bissau's elections. But his legacy of corruption and unrest remains.
At current rates, it will take sub-Saharan Africa 15 years to reach its water goals and 150 years to reach its sanitation targets. A group of experts explain what needs to change.
Divisions within northern Mali's various Tuareg groups have slowed down negotiations with the government and reawakened old regional rivalries.
Africans have to reclaim their forgotten pasts as peoples who refused to hate but stood side-by-side and embraced their differences.
David Van Reybrouck's epic history of the Congo brings to life and honours the heroic lives of ordinary people as well as the extraordinary lives of the country's heroes.