When Nelson Mandela died last week, the internet had its own sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which went rather less well than South Africa's. As Mandela is a well-loved world figure, it's only natural that even his former enemies would want to act like they liked him when he passed; an ... More >>
New cinema from the continent
Spoek Mathambo S.O.B.'s Thursday, March 22 Better than: Probably any other African rap act. "So much posse in the house!" exulted Spoek Mathambo at the beginning of his midnight set. "It's a family thinglike a coke family." Or maybe he meant the Koch family; hard to say. Nevertheless, half ... More >>
Burning police cars, anyone?
Andree Lamoth Blitz the Ambassador and Spoek Mathambo w/Mshini Wam Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center Sunday, August 7 Better than: An evening spinning old soul records. "Don't forget that I'm from Ghana, yo. D'you know how far that is?" Samuel Bazawule, the Brooklyn-based MC better known as ... More >>
Last month top female runner Caster Semenya of South Africa -- who recently won the women's world championship in the 800 meters with the amazing time of 1:55.45 -- had her gender questioned, and was submitted to sexual identity examinations by the International Association of Athletics Feder ... More >>
A continent's films, without typecasting
The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present
Ominous Sequel to USA Patriot Act
This Music Kills Fascists
To Market to Market
What If All the Africans in the World Had a Meeting?
A Look Inside the Bizarre World of His Pension-Fund Proxy Votes
Haste Could Lay Waste to Liberty
The International AIDS Conference Makes a Commitment to Saving Third-World Lives
South Africas President May Become the First World Leader to Believe That HIV Is Not the Cause of AIDS
Building a Movement on the Ruins of Apartheid
The world is recognizing lesbian and gay relationships
Apartheid's Murderous Legacy in the New South Africa
Mzwakhe Mbuli in Mandela's South Africa
A Prison Interview With Mzwakhe Mbuli
Doctors regard AZT as an AIDS vaccine for babies. But South Africa says it's too expensive.