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Africa goes digital as music lovers turn to surfing for songs

Africa Goes Digital as Music Lovers Turn to Surfing for Songs Karendra Devroop, University of South Africa Video did indeed kill the radio star in the...
Mongezi Feza on trumpet at the concert in 1964 that is the source of the rare new photos of The Blue Notes. Norman Owen-Smith

What lost photos of Blue Notes say about South Africa’s jazz history

What lost photos of Blue Notes say about South Africa's jazz history Lindelwa Dalamba, University of the Witwatersrand In 1964 a young South African student and...

There’s been a spike in fake African art. What’s being done to fight it

There's been a spike in fake African art. What's being done to fight it Gerard de Kamper, University of Pretoria The art world has been dealing...

Russia renews its push into Africa

Russia renews its push into Africa   This week the Russian government staged its first ever Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi, in the hope of stepping...

How China Beats America And Europe In Africa

How China Beats America And Europe In Africa China is a big winner in Africa these days. When it comes to infrastructure investments, that is,...

Thinking, researching and writing Africa: insights from Nigeria’s Tutuola

Thinking, Researching and Writing Africa: Insights from Nigeria's Tutuola Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town For many years, Amos Tutuola, the Nigerian author who was born...
Hugh Masekela performing during the 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Esa Alexander/The Times

Remembering Hugh Masekela: the horn player with a shrewd ear for music of the...

Remembering Hugh Masekela: the horn player with a shrewd ear for music of the day Gwen Ansell, University of Pretoria Trumpeter, flugelhorn-player, singer, composer and activist...
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Lessons from Rwanda on how trust can help repair a broken health system

Lessons from Rwanda on how trust can help repair a broken health system Agnes Binagwaho, University of Global Health Equity and Miriam Frisch, University of...
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia Mohammed Girma, University of Pretoria Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, has won the...

Billions At Play’ Is A Comprehensive But Entertaining Look At Africa’s Oil & Gas...

Billions At Play' Is A Comprehensive But Entertaining Look At Africa's Oil & Gas Present And Future Two decades of negotiating African oil and gas...