New Year resolutions

Do it now… but also don’t do it all

Happy New Year! We can finally say goodbye to the dreadful year that was 2020 and hope that 2021 will be the year when the world, wiser and humbled, charges forward into a prosperous future. Around the world, the 2020

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US-Africa relations

What has the Trump administration done for Africa?

There was a huge uproar in January 2018 when it was reported that President Donald Trump had complained about taking in migrants from “shithole countries”, his derogatory term for African countries and Haiti. His comments were universally condemned by the

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 48

ARTS & CULTURE Renowned artist Esther Mahlangu urges Africans to hold on to their traditions One of Africa’s best-known artists has made an impassioned appeal for governments and communities across the continent to preserve their traditions and culture in the

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Sindika Dokolo and Isabel dos Santos

Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 47

ARTS & CULTURE Actor Samuel L. Jackson and footballer Samuel Eto’o pay tribute to art collector Sindika Dokolo during six-hour televised memorial The Congolese businessman and art collector Sindika Dokolo, who died aged 48 in a free-diving accident in Dubai

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Barack Obama's memoir

No-drama Obama delivers A Promised Land

The much-anticipated first volume of Barack Obama’s presidential memoirs will be released on Tuesday 17th November 2020. His publishers, Penguin Random House, who reportedly secured memoirs for both Barack and Michelle Obama for a cool $65m, have ordered an unprecedented

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Benin Bronze

Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 46

ARTS & CULTURE A New Museum to Bring the Benin Bronzes Home In 1897, the British Army violently raided Benin City and seized thousands of precious Benin Bronzes. The architect David Adjaye discusses his plans for an institution to house

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africa sign post

Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 45

ARTS & CULTURE Here’s why we need more African archaeologists Our cultural values glue us to one another and help us create security and a community. Cemeteries and sacred places form part of our identity. History keeps us in touch

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Beautiful Cape Town

Top 10 things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa visited by over 2.6m international visitors every year. Located in South Africa’s Western Cape province, the Mother City, as it is fondly called, is blessed with everything a

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