The Stories You Need To Know: Kenya’s Expensive Elections, South African President’s Critic Facing Death Threats, And More
Key stories from around the continent.
The Stories You Need To Know: South African Jazz Legend Dies, China To Set Up Military Base In Djibouti, And More
South African jazz legend Ray Phiri dies of lung cancer at 70, and other stories from the continent.
The Stories You Need To Know: Zimbabwe Is Considering Legalizing Cannabis To Attract Investors, And More
Zimbabwe is considering legalizing the production of cannabis for medical purposes to attract investors, and more.
I Am Halfrican: On Embracing the Two Cultures that Make Me Who I Am
A personal essay on how the term “Halfrican” best describes OkayAfrica contributing writer Erica Garnes.
The Stories You Need To Know: Zimbabwe Donates $1 Million To The AU, Bald-Headed Men Target Of Ritual Attacks In Mozambique, And More
Mozambican police have warned the country that bald-headed men could be the target of ritual attacks.
The Stories You Need To Know: AfriForum Lays Racism Charges Against Social Media Users, Ugandan Musician Wins By-Election
Afrikaner rights organization AfriForum will lay charges against 100 social media users for racism, hate speech, and incitement to murder and rape.
The Stories You Need To Know: 5 Million New Voters For Kenyan Elections, SA Neighbors Ban Poultry Imports, And More
The Kenyan electoral commission announced that there were 5 million new voters registered for the upcoming presidential elections.
The Stories You Need To Know: White Farmer Evicted In Zimbabwe, Tanzania’s Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Women, And More
A white commercial farmer by the name Robert Smart was evicted by heavily armed riot police outside Rusape town, and more stories from the continent.
The Stories You Need To Know: Africa’s Largest Wildlife Transfer, Kenyan Schoolgirls To Get Free Sanitary Pads, And More
50 elephants, 100 giraffes, 200 zebras and 200 buffaloes will be be transferred between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and more.
Nothing Will Stop This Zimbabwean Man From Breakdancing—Not Even His Wheelchair
Blessing Fire was told by doctors that he would never walk normally, but now he’s head of an award-winning breakdance crew.
The Stories You Need To Know: South African Insurance Company In Trouble For Racist Father’s Day Video, Zimbabwean Musician Dies, And More
OUTsurance was dragged on Twitter for posting a Father’s Day video that showed mostly white dads, and more.
These 7 African Trailblazers Will Be Speaking at TEDGlobal 2017 in Tanzania
These seven speakers are only a preview of who will grace the TED stage at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Stories You Need To Know: The US Wants A Working Relationship with Zimbabwe, Lesotho Election Results, #CapeStorm Claims Eight Lives, Burundi’s Fuel Shortage
The US wants a working relationship with Zimbabwe, Lesotho election results, and other stories from the continent.