Africa

Namibia hosts SADC Organ Troika Extraordinary Summit

The 42nd SADC Summit of the Heads of State and Government held in August 2022 mandated the Chairperson of the Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, His Excellency President Hage Geingob of Namibia, to convene the summit to consider the peace and security situation in the SADC region.The Extra-Ordinary Organ Troika...

By Tshegofatso Makola 6 days ago

Kampala, Kigali and Addis Ababa are Changing Fast: New Book Follows their Distinct Paths

The urbanisation processes of two other major East African cities – Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, and Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

By Astrid R.N. Haas, Fellow, Infrastructure Institute, School of Cities, University of Toronto 7 days ago

Tanzania: Opposition Rallies are Finally Unbanned – But This Doesn’t Mean Democratic Reform is Coming

In Tanzania, the political rally is back. Chadema, Tanzania’s leading opposition party, held mass rallies outside the official election campaign for the first time in six and a half years on 21 January 2023.

By Dan Paget Lecturer in Politics, University of Aberdeen 11 days ago

South Africa Takes Center Stage at WEF 2023: Focusing on the "S" of the ESGs

As leaders from around the world gather for the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2023 16-20 January, South Africa is set to take center stage with a delegation that includes Nomzamo Mbatha as host, Chef Wandile Mabaso showcasing South African cuisine, Basetsana Kumalo as a keynote speaker, and performances from MiCasa and The Soil...

By Lindelwa Masuku 20 days ago

Pope Francis in DRC and South Sudan: One of His Most Challenging Visits Ever

On 31 January, Pope Francis departed from Rome to central Africa, to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighbouring state South Sudan. The visit was previously scheduled for 2022, but did not take place because of the pope’s health issues.

By Mario Aguilar Professor of Religion and Politics, Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, University of St Andrews 6 days ago

Heat stress is rising in southern Africa – climate experts show where and when it’s worst

Most of us have felt either too hot or too cold at some point in our lives. Depending on where we live, we may feel too cold quite often each winter, and too hot for a few days in summer. As we’re writing this in late January 2023 many s...

By Sarah Roffe Researcher: Agricultural Research Council, Adriaan Van Der Walt Lecturer: Physical Geography and GIS, University of the Free State, Jennifer Fitchett: Associate Professor of Physical Geography, University of the Witwatersrand 7 days ago

Regina Twala was a towering intellectual and activist in Eswatini - but she was erased from history

Born in South Africa and exiled to neighbouring Eswatini, Regina Twala was one of southern Africa’s most important intellectuals: a pioneering writer, academic, political activist and feminist. Why, then, has she been all but forgotten?

By Joel Cabrita Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for African Studies, Stanford University 19 days ago

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