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The second season of Tune Me What, the podcast bringing you the best in South African music, comes to a close...
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The Western Saharan singer reflects on a life away from home, the struggle for self-determination and her musical influences.
Political unrest in the Sahara is usually associated with Mali, a country still in the grip of conflict where, for a time, Islamist rebels banned music in the towns they captured. Ngoni master Bassekou Kouyate, last year's Sahara Soul concert headliner, described the situation as “ripping the ...
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Who Are You Calling Corrupt? Good Governance Begins at Home
Is claiming to be a leader in international development whilst presiding over structures that facilitate the loss of billions from Africa not a form of corruption itself?
In July, I wrote about some research that Health Poverty Action published in collaboration with 12 other UK and African NGOs. This research compared Africa's annual financial losses to the rest of the world, in comparison with aid and other resources flowing in. It shows that Africa has a net ...
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The iconic South African record company Shifty Records returns with a bang.
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Lesotho's politicians have shown themselves to be capable of governing for the common good in the past. A return to this spirit is crucial now to avoid tragedy.
During the early hours of 30 August, soldiers in Lesotho surrounded the country's police headquarters and Prime Minister's residence, cutting power in the capital Maseru and shutting down radio stations for several hours. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and the newly-appointed commander of the ...
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Two years after 34 miners were killed by police at Marikana, a new documentary suggests responsibility goes to very top of the ANC.
“Repeatedly shot as they tried to surrender,” says Greg Marinovich. “Not just once. Coming up − two, three times with their hands in the air − shot repeatedly.” Marinovich is a photojournalist who closely covered the so-called Marikana massacre of August 2012 in which 34 striking mine workers ...
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Media, opposition and civil society groups have been pushing back against government attempts to constrict political space, but as elections approach the fight will only get harder.
The relative peace Burundi has enjoyed since the end of civil war may be under threat. Following the ceasefire that ended 12 years of brutal conflict in 2005, the country has experienced a degree of stability. But as the 2015 elections approach, many warn that President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ...
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South Africa's brutal apartheid regime knew how to deal with dissent, but not so much with ridicule and disrespect. Hear the story of the songs that helped bring down Apartheid.
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Miners Shot Down: Blood on Whose Hands?
Two years after 34 miners were killed by police at Marikana, a new documentary suggests responsibility goes to very top of the ANC.
“Repeatedly shot as they tried to surrender,” says Greg Marinovich. “Not just once. Coming up − two, three times with their hands in the air − shot repeatedly.” Marinovich is a photojournalist who closely covered the so-called Marikana massacre of August 2012 in which 34 striking mine workers ...
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Although most residents of Sierra Leone's capital have yet to witness Ebola firsthand, the outbreak has nevertheless affected virtually all aspects of daily life.
Freetown, Sierra Leone: It's midnight and I am driving around the East End of Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, with a young taxi driver known as Human Right. For the past year, I have regularly been accompanying Human Right on journeys picking up passengers as part of my doctoral research in ...
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Is claiming to be a leader in international development whilst presiding over structures that facilitate the loss of billions from Africa not a form of corruption itself?
In July, I wrote about some research that Health Poverty Action published in collaboration with 12 other UK and African NGOs. This research compared Africa's annual financial losses to the rest of the world, in comparison with aid and other resources flowing in. It shows that Africa has a net ...
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"This Disease is No Longer a Death Sentence": Combating Cervical Cancer in Kenya
A potential breakthrough has been made in the treatment of cervical cancer, but it is issues of accessibility, affordability and education that remain key.
Nairobi, Kenya: Earlier this year, scientists working at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi made a potentially momentous breakthrough in the fight against cervical cancer. In a world-first clinical trial led by the University of Manchester, researchers found that the commonly used ...
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Think Africa Press is an online magazine that looks beyond the surface of the global African news coverage.

Bringing together commentary from leading African and international thinkers, we make sense of rolling news by presenting the key issues in context to provide a fuller, clearer picture. We provide in-depth analysis of the issues which are really important.