Wakanda And Afrofuturism: The Africa Plot, Largely Black Cast And Production Team Makes ‘Black Panther’ Unique

Set in fictional Wakanda, a vibranium resource-rich and technologically advanced African country, it shattered records by selling more advance tickets than any previous superhero movie

Southern Africa Looks Good As Political Dinosaurs Leave: Real Change Or Shift From One-Man States To One-Party States?

Angola’s Lourenço, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa and South Africa’s Ramaphosa all made star turns at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, visibly signalling re-entry into the global community.

Crisis: 78% Of South Africa’s Grade 4 Pupils Don’t Understand What They’re Reading – Miles Behind Zimbabwe, Tanzania

It was last out of 50 countries surveyed. Both adults and children were not learning to read with meaning, and so were not achieving literacy despite attending classes.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says Will Rule Until He’s 100, But A Fierce Power Struggle To Succeed Him Is Raging

Although the First Lady said Mugabe sleeps “with one eye open”, there are no threats to his rule from outside the party. Age is his only real challenger.

Against Difficult Odds Local African Elections Observers Getting Better, As Foreign ‘Tourists’ Missions Face Growing Criticism

In some places strong gains made by the opposition, ironically lead to more repression against democracy activists rather than open up the political space.