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We Are the Same in Every Language! (Poem by Bulelwa Basse in Honour of...

PLUNGE We are the same in every language: Beautiful strangers – almost in romance, river-crossing toward callings of our sympathetic resonance With each uninterrupted thought, we stand a chance at...

A dash towards literacy

Book Dash brings together volunteer creative professionals to create new, African storybooks for people to freely translate and distribute to budding young minds. (Image:...

Librarian saves ancient African manuscripts in Timbuktu

When al-Qaida invaded the historic city of Timbuktu, Malian librarian Abdel Kader Haidara worked under the cover of night to save thousands of ancient manuscripts - documenting African knowledge in astronomy, poetry, religion and science - from the extremists.

Spotlight shines on African cuisine

Africa's food is as rich and diverse as its people, yet its culinary offerings are not that well known. Filmmaker and foodie Tuleka Prah wants to change that. She has started to chronicle traditional recipes made by ordinary people on her website, African Food Map. One day, she would like to create an African Food Dictionary.

New video game developed in Africa

A new video game, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan has been developed in Africa. The work of a studio in Cameroon, Kiro'o Games, it explores African tales in a phantasmal setting. The main character, King Enzo Kori-Odan, uses collective energy, channelled through ancestors, called aurion.

African music gets boost in London

London's radio scene is being flavoured with music from Africa since a Nigerian station took over Bang Radio and rebranded it The Beat London. It aims to disseminate African music to audiences in the UK, to showcase the continent's talent.

African comic book heroes gaining popularity

Comic Republic, a Nigerian graphic novel start-up based in Lagos, is creating a universe of superheroes for Africans. The panoply of players has been named Africa's Avengers. The characters and stories are proving to be popular with readers at home and around the world.

Temba Bavuma makes South African cricket history

South African batsman Temba Bavuma's historic maiden century during the second Test against England in Cape Town was not only the first by a black South African, but more importantly, considering the poor form of the Proteas recently, has helped the team avoid a crushing loss.

South Africa beats Senegal in soccer friendly

The South African soccer team faced off against Senegal in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Tuesday night. Bafana Bafana won the match 1-0 with Mpho Makola scoring the goal. It was Makola's debut appearance for the national side.

Does Shakespeare have a place in African classrooms?

Should William Shakespeare be taught in Africa’s schools and universities? It’s a question that emerges, sometimes flippantly and sometimes in earnest, when conversations about post-coloniality and decolonisation turn to literature and culture.