Positives from Ethiopia Eritrea reconciliation

The Eritrean–Ethiopian War was one of the major conflicts in the horn of Africa between Ethiopia and Eritrea from May 1998 to June 2000, over the disputed town of Badme. It led to hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on the war; casualties and people […]

JJ Bola – Our identity does not have to be fixed

17 million Africans moved outside of the continent, between 2015 and 2017.  Should we still identify ourselves with one identity? Congolese – British author and poet, JJ Bola, tells us why a single identity should be a thing of the past.

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 […]

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 […]

Malick Sidibé, The Eye of Bamako celebrated!

Malick Sidibé was a Malian photographer noted for his black-and-white photos of popular culture in the 1960s in Mali’s capital Bamako. During his life, Sidibé gained an international reputation and along with late compatriot Seydou Keïta, was considered to be Mali’s most famous photographer. Sidibé […]