1 November 2014, Johannesburg - Following Botswana's recent elections, we take a look at the state of democracy in the southern African country. Kwangu Liwewe speaks to opposition leader, Duma Boko; secretary general of the ruling party, Mpho Balopi; and editor of the Sunday Standard newspaper, Outsa Mokone.
KwaZulu-Natal, a region in eastern South Africa with the Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, is home to one of the most powerful kingdoms in the African continent - the Zulu. The word Zulu means "sky" or "heaven" and, according to Zulu history, it was the name of the ancestor who founded the nation at the start of the 17th century.
A heavy metal fan base has been developing in Botswana for years now, and a surprising number of women from across the generations are identifying with the genre as they rebel against a society structured along patriarchal lines. We accompany three of them as they master the tribulations of everyday life and celebrate their favorite music.
In this talk, Activist Scholar Baba Buntu outlines a narrative of decolonizing African masculinities around the title of Femi Kuti’s song “Blackman Know Your Self”. Buntu argues that the many oppressive layers that brutally impact on African men’s lives, necessitates a deep and critical form of self-awareness, as an essential process for re-scripting meaningful African manhood.
Here are the top 10 Zambian culture food you should taste when ever you visit Zambia. Zambian traditional food are unique in that it is mainly served with vegetables and soup with maize floor. One of the major staple food eaten in Zambia is Nshima, made from maize floor. Most restaurants in Lusaka sells zambian dishes and are quite affordable.
Let's go to the beautiful country of Zambia and let's visit the Kabwata Visual Arts and Cultural Association centre located in the centre of the capital city Lusaka. The centre was established in 1974 and currently has 120 subscribed members and artists. It's a popular Lusaka attraction where visitors can find traditional Zambian artefacts to take home as souvenirs and gifts.
A documentary about the Nc’wala Ceremony. It is celebrated by the Ngoni people who are found in the Eastern Province of Zambia in the Chipata District, and other ngoni from different countries including Malawi attend. The Nc’wala is a thanksgiving ceremony held every year at Mtenguleni village. This ceremony gives thanks for the first harvests of the season.