Ramaphosa And The New South African Promised Land: How Many Messiahs Can One Country Take?

Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first Messiah…almost everything he did was inevitably positive. The economy grew, rainbows were believed in, the national football team Bafana Bafana were football champions

What Pushed 6 Nations To Join The AU’s Mission In Somalia: Politics, Economics, Prestige, And Some Ethics

Myth vs. reality: what do Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia really gain from contributing troops to the AMISOM mission?

Tanzania Arrests, Expels Pregnant Girls From School. Kenya Takes A Liberal Line: Guess Which Country Is ‘Winning’?

Punishment won’t stop teenage pregnancies in Tanzania for a very simple reason – “bad behaviour” isn’t the cause.

A Film Misrepresents Jazz Great Miles Davis In The Life Of A South African Freedom Fighter

For South Africans aspiring to freedom, jazz was protest music. In struggle, jazz offered shared, collective messages of black intellectual attainment – and beauty.

In Case You Didn’t Know ‘Breakway’ Somaliland Is Booming, Democratic And The Capital Hargeisa Is Quite Cool

Nightlife in Hargeisa is filled with music, drawing inspiration from 1970s funk, contemporary pop, and Somali storytelling again. You’ll find some of the best goat meat and tropical fruit smoothies in East Africa.