She was ambassador to Denmark after years as a voice against apartheid (sometimes in poetry) alongside her parents, Nelson and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
The moves are part of efforts to broaden personal freedoms during a delicate democratic transition.
The attack may have been motivated by a feud between church members, the police said.
The shooting last month of Hachalu Hundessa, a hero to young Ethiopians calling for reform, was followed by unrest in which hundreds of people were killed.
Restrictions on travel have disrupted a deeply important cultural practice for many Black residents in Cape Town: returning the body for burial hundreds of miles home in the Eastern Cape province.
Kenya has halted imports of secondhand clothes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The move limits fashion selection, but opens doors for the country’s designers and manufacturers.
Amadou Gon Coulibaly had just returned to the West African country from France, where he had been receiving treatment for a heart condition.
For months, terrified residents of Djibo, a town in the West African nation, kept discovering corpses of men who had been shot, blindfolded and bound. They blame the military.
A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.
Some conservationists say the recent die-off in Botswana could be natural, but others expressed more concern.
The pandemic and economic crises have caused many workers to lose their jobs. Some have been detained, abused, deprived of wages and stranded far from home with nowhere to turn for help.
Devastating attacks, occurring almost daily and often in the capital, Mogadishu, have put a strain on the country’s fragile government.
Africans are increasingly pushing to hold police agencies to account and “decolonize” the repressive institutions they inherited from colonial rulers.
Keleketla! is a studio assemblage of musicians from four continents, creating thoroughly hybridized music with African voices up front.
The unrest that followed the killing of Hachalu Hundessa underscores long-simmering tensions in the Horn of Africa nation.
The first acknowledgment by the royal family of the European country’s brutal actions in central Africa stopped short of an outright apology. It comes as Belgium begins to publicly reckon with the abuses.
The musician, 34, was known for political songs that provided support for the ethnic Oromo group’s fight against repression and a soundtrack for antigovernment protests.
From Kenya to Nigeria, South Africa to Rwanda, the pandemic is decimating the livelihoods of the once-stable workers who were helping to drive Africa’s economic expansion.
Migrants say Houthi militia who control northern Yemen are brutally forcing them out of their territory and into dangerous situations.