Why do African leaders go abroad for medical treatment?

Medical tourism is when people visit other countries only to use their medical system. Over the years, African leaders have developed a reputation for engaging in this practice.   Some examples include:   Muhammadu Buhari – Nigeria  Muhammadu Buhari infamously went to the UK for […]

Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival is back for the 6th year

Africa Utopia festival returns to Southbank Centre for the sixth year showcasing leading artists, performers, writers and thinkers from Africa and its diaspora. Africa Utopia 2018 will feature four days of music, comedy, film, theatre, dance, literature, fashion, workshops, market stalls, talks, debates and free […]

Mamoudou Gassama, The Malian Hero in Paris

This is  Mamoudou Gassama. The 22-year-old from Mali has made headlines for using quick thinking and athleticism to save a 4-year-old child, hanging from a balcony. Gassama’s impressive actions have earned him comparisons with Marvel’s web-slinger, Spiderman. After effortlessly making his ascent up four storeys, […]

MaXhosa takes ZARA to court over copyright infringement

MaXhosa By Laduma is defending African creativity by pursuing legal action against ZARA for allegedly stealing its Khanyisa Cardigan design.   The popular SA fashion brand saw legal action to be unavoidable after some of its customers spotted very similar designs on socks at ZARA […]

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. […]