Africa Tag Archive

7 ‘Lost’ African Countries

In the last fifty years alone, the independence of the Republic of Ambazonia has been declared thrice. The fight to get it recognised is still ongoing.

Fidel Castro and the African Dream

In December 1961, a ship flying the Cuban flag docked in Morocco. Over the next three decades, Cuba under Fidel Castro would become a major player in several revolutionary conflicts in Africa, especially in the liberation of Southern Africa.

Tragedy and Other People’s Social Spaces

It is one of the successes of the West that they have managed to permeate their soft power and cultures across most of the world, especially Africa.

The Serial Rapist who Ruled Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's first president was a serial rapist whose victims included soldiers, bodyguards, students, an entire football team, and a hitch hiker.

Here’s Why We Need to Rewrite Our History

A brisk reading of K. Ingham’s 1953 book ‘Europe and Africa’ shows little difference in how we tell the African story.

There had been an Africa: A Letter to Future Africans

Africa had seemed like a dream come true, at least wherever one lived. That was the Africa we lived in. 

The Beatification of Sister Irene Stefani

In late 1911, a 20-year old woman joined the Consolata Missionaries in Turin, Italy. She took her final vows two years later and boarded a ship for Mombasa, Kenya, in 1914.

7 More Brutal African Serial Killers (Who were Caught)

Read about some of Africa's worst and darkest serial killers, and how they were caught.

7 Most Brutal African Serial Killers

Human society has always had psychopaths, and Africa has been no exception to the seeming rise of serial murders. Some remain unsolved, their perpetrators walking among an unsuspecting population.