Groundbreaking African architecture is shedding a colonial past and identifying its own aesthetic

25th September 2017 Online Editor 0

The first Africa Architecture Awards will be held this month. It’s easy to be cynical about handing out trophies when so much development still needs to happen […]

‘WWF-funded’ anti-poaching patrols accused of committing atrocities against locals to protect African wildlife

25th September 2017 Online Editor 0

A report alleges Baka people were beaten, had hot wax poured onto exposed skin and were maimed with red-hot machetes. Anti-poaching patrols in central Africa have been […]

Damien Hirst accused of copying African art at Venice Biennale

13th September 2017 Online Editor 0

English artist Damien Hirst has been accused of cultural appropriation after his exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” featured a “golden head” that […]

China’s audacious infrastructure plans could put a major strain on African economies

13th September 2017 Online Editor 0

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious. A massive […]

A shift in thinking is needed to counter South Africa’s startling rise in poverty

10th September 2017 Online Editor 0

South Africa urgently needs new policy ideas to reverse the alarming increase in poverty among its population. New figures reveal an increase of three million […]

Marginalization, perceived abuse of power pushing Africa’s youth to extremism – UN study

9th September 2017 Online Editor 0

Deprivation, marginalization and perceived state violence or abuse of power are pushing young Africans into the clutches of violent extremism, a groundbreaking study by the […]