Africa

When the musical film Black is King was released in 2020, African audiences and some critics said it defamed and distorted the continent’s culture and history. They described its Afrocentric portrayal of Africa as “Wakanda-esque”, a reference to the fictional East African country popularised by Black Panther,…

Kampala, Uganda – On Tuesday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni dropped his son, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as commander of the land forces section of the army after he tweeted that he would capture Kenya’s capital city Nairobi in two weeks. The tweets set off a chain…

The election has gone ahead despite a deadlock in parliament and analysts say this could hurt the ruling party.Lesotho citizens have voted in a parliamentary election that political analysts said could see the ruling party lose power after years of political instability that the Southern…

The negotiations were due to be led by AU representative and ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in South Africa.The African Union-led peace talks proposed for this weekend to try to end a two-year conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have been delayed for logistical reasons, two…

On September 30, Burkina Faso military leader President Paul-Henri Damiba was deposed in the country’s second coup in a year, as army Captain Ibrahim Traore took charge, dissolving the transitional government and suspending the constitution. The 34-year-old Traore said on Friday evening that a group…

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