Africa

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January 01, 2016

Why pride in being African is important to students

There have been rousing protests against academic chiefs and the curriculum, based around Why Is My Curriculum White? and Why Isn't My Professor Black? This started at University College London,...

Maasai and big game, my safari of a lifetime

It was an intrepid flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara game reserve because our 13-seater single engine Cessna light aircraft tilted sharply to the left to avoid a big bird as we came in to land. I found this out while chatting with the charming, talkative ...

Why do so many African presidents die in office?

Michael Sata, the president of Zambia, has died in a London hospital after suffering for months from an undisclosed illness. This is notable for a couple of reasons.For one, Guy Scott, Sata’s vice president, has now become Africa’s first white ...

Did the West put deadly Ebola in Africa?

What I’ve found remarkable about the Ebola pandemic in West Africa is the amount of distrust there is among not just Black people about the West’s role in it.There are projections from medical experts of a devastating million and half peo ...

Albinos are target of gruesome attacks in Tanzania

In the past month, a spate of violent attacks in Tanzania targeting people with albinism for their body parts has highlighted a morbid practice linked to witchcraft.People with albinism, also known as albinos, are born with a deficiency of melanin pigment ...

World leaders support campaign to save elephants

Huge pressure is mounting on African countries that have failed to effectively crack down on poachers who kill elephants for their precious tusks.British campaigners say the illegal trade in ivory has put the biggest beasts in the wild on the list of enda ...

Somalia: The 'deadliest country for journalists in Africa'

A high profile media event which brought together prominent journalists and proprietors from across Africa failed to adequately address the issue of press freedom, at a time when cases of media rights violations are on the increase in Eastern Africa.The Af ...