Dr. Helena Ndume, 35,000 surgeries and counting

Do you know Dr Helena Ndume? As of 2010, she was one of only six ophthalmologists in Namibia. Born during Namibia’s occupation by apartheid South Africa, Ndume fled to Angola then Zambia and the Gambia. At 15, she joined the liberation movement that was involved […]

Mandela 100: Legacy

Perspective plays a strong part in Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Join Pin Africa as we close the Mandela series with what the great man left behind. Nelson Mandela’s centenary is an opportunity to reflect on his global legacy. Even after death, Nelson Mandela is still considered […]

Mandela 100: Presidency

Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa on 10th May 1994, one year after being honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize alongside F.W. De Klerk, the South African President at the time. At the age of 75, Mandela made history as the first non-white and […]

Mandela 100: Robben Island

27 years is a long time to be imprisoned. Join Pin Africa as we explore Mandela’s time as a prisoner, and the history behind one of the prisons he made famous – Robben Island Nelson Mandela spent over a quarter of his life in prison. He was […]

Swaziland removes its colonial name

The King of Swaziland, King Mswati III, has officially renamed the country to the Kingdom of eSwatini to mark the 50th anniversary of independence from Britain. Swaziland or Kingdom of eSwantini was one of the few countries that did not change its name after independence. […]