When Penny Sparrow left a racist Facebook message aimed at black New Year's Day beach revelers, the overwhelming national response was based on South Africa's peculiar relationship with a central symbol of inequality.
There’s no simple ‘how-to’ on getting kids out of slavery. But in cocoa villages in Ghana and, to a lesser extent, Cote d'Ivoire, the appeal is economic – and the results have been startling. Part 6 of a series on ending human trafficking.
A new generation of student activists are at the forefront of protests against plans to raise university tuition prices. But they are also part of a long history of activism in South Africa – one that includes the very leaders they are standing against.
Just like the missionaries who carried Christianity to Africa's most populous nation a century ago, millions of Nigeria's diaspora are doing the exact same – in reverse – with a full-bodied pentecostal version of the faith.
At Shakaland, visitors experience a working model of a 19th-century Zulu homestead. But such outlets raise questions about the best way to teach about South Africa's traditional past – and who benefits.