South Africa Mourns ‘White Zulu’ Johnny Clegg

The so-called White Zulu — so named for his use of indigenous South African music and dance � passed away at age 66, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Musician Sipho Mchunu was just 17 …

Crocheting With Plastic: Senegalese Atelier Mixes Recycling with Art

In northern Senegal, the picturesque city of Saint Louis is full of local art and boutiques. But the Atelier des Femmes is different, not only in that it teaches women of all ages and backgrounds …

Zuma Withdraws From South African Corruption Inquiry

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has decided to stop testifying at a public inquiry into state corruption.

Zuma’s lawyers said Friday their client feels that he has been questioned unfairly.

“Our client from the …

Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on visit to Algeria

Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tieacute;bileacute; Drameacute; will be on a two-day official visit to Algeria as from Tuesday (July 16th).

Drameacute; will bear a message from Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, …

Algeria corruption trial: Minister continues to work despite on bail

ALGIERS� Algerians on social media are strongly critical of a government minister remaining in his post, despite being investigated for corruption and being on conditional bail.

Abdelkader Benmessaoud, the minister of tourism, was interrogated by …

Paris Exhibit Takes Long View of Soccer and a Post-Colonial, Multi-Cultural Society

As Algeria takes on Senegal in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations final, a Paris exhibit takes the long view of soccer (football) � exploring its multi-faceted link to people and politics in the Arab world, …

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Currency Ban Spurs Demand for Cryptocurrency

Zimbabwe’s ban on foreign currency, and the country’s soaring inflation, have spurred demand for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to try to preserve wealth; however, Zimbabwean authorities last year banned banks from processing bitcoin and warn cryptocurrencies …