Queer film in Africa is rising – even in countries with the harshest anti-LGBTIQ+ laws

A recent book, Queer Bodies in African Films, studies the growing LGBTIQ+ output from film-makers around the continent, from Morocco to South Africa. In the process it analyses what queerness is and means within the context of African countries. Its author, Gibson Ncube, is a lecturer and scholar who focuses his research on queerness i...

By Gibson Ncube Lecturer, Stellenbosch University 6 days ago

Winnie and Mandela biography: a masterful tale of South Africa’s troubled, iconic power couple

A new book on South African liberation struggle icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela is a masterful biography of the pair. It’s a work of scholarship involving an immense body of primary and secondary research, written with flair and panache but in an easy and compelling style, making it accessible to anyone with an interest in politics, po...

By Gavin Evans Lecturer, Culture and Media department, Birkbeck, University of London about 1 month ago

Zimbabwe voting extended by an extra day

Zimbabwe has extended voting in selected wards by a day after the late distribution of ballot papers delayed polling on Wednesday the 23rd of August 2023.

By Neo Poho about 1 month ago

Niger coup: Military takeover is a setback for democracy and US interests in West Africa

The West African nation Niger is under military rule following a coup in which President Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown and held captive by members of his own guard. On July 28, 2023, coup leaders named General Abdourahmane Tchiani as the new head of state, while international observers called for democratic norms to be reinstalled.

By Leonardo A. Villalón Professor of Political Science and African Studies, University of Florida 2 months ago

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