November 7, 2016

As highlighted by Quartz Africa, many African countries are often left void from maps, with the explanation that "no data [is] available". 

In response to this, developers have thankfully created "a number of open source tools that allow anyone from academics to your ev...

October 25, 2016

With over 300,000 followers, the popular social media account aims to transform the way people view daily life on the continent of Africa.

Follow them here 

Pledge to their Kickstarter and/or Pre-order their soon to be published book documenting the Instagram project her...

October 25, 2016

Last Friday, South Africa announced its decision to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC). Speaking with reporters in Pretoria, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said the ICC was “inhibiting South Africa’s ability to honour its obligations relating to the grantin...

October 6, 2016

Reuters photographers have been documenting the ongoing student protests at universities across South Africa. Students are demonstrating against the current high costs of university, which often have a prohibitive effect on black students.

The curren...

October 6, 2016

​Launched in 2011 by long-term business and life partners, Cheril and Monica Clarke, My Family! Products, is an independent publishing company aiming to create "a multicultural, positive and affirming library of children's books that feature LGBT families". 

Their...

September 13, 2016

Travel photographer, Joel Santos traveled to Ashanti, Ghana to capture the life of local fisherman on Lake Bosumtwi. Once a thick lush rain forest, the lake is situated in an ancient impact crater resulting from a heavy meteorite shower. Thought by locals to be sacred,...

September 13, 2016

Based on a book by Tim Crothers, the biographical sports drama follows the story of Ugandan chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesti. Growing up in the slums of Katwe, a then 9 year-old Mutesti was introduced to chess via a local church program that “enticed players with a free c...

September 6, 2016

“When protests take over cities or countries, the slogans and symbols create a visual narrative that serves as a reminder for the demands of protesters”.

Quartz News, recently complied some of the powerful signs used across Africa: 

Crossing Arms

  • Ethiopians have been...

September 6, 2016

In an article for The Daily Vox, grade 12 student at Pretoria High School, Malaika Eyoh, discusses the racism and injustice currently faced by the student body there.

Although schools such as Pretoria High, are “meant to be a beacon of unity in the democratic South...

August 30, 2016

Back in April 2014, 273 female students were kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by the Islamist militant group the Boko Haram. Although an estimated 57 girls managed to escape early on in the initial pro...

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