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Serge Bambara, aka Smockey, is a hip-hop artist, producer and activist within Le Balai Citoyen, or the Citizen’s Broom, a grassroots political movement
Searching for “dissident artists” online, you’d be forgiven for thinking they are a purely Chinese or Russian phenomenon. But for every Ai Weiwei
An international coalition of organisations has called for immediate action to condemn the internet shutdown in Uganda
With the new year comes a new battle in South Africa as critics hit back at the proposed “draconian” Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill they say doesn’t differentiate “between espionage and an act of journalism”.
As far as reasons to lambast or draw controversy from the head of state in Angola go, you’d expect his taste in music to be some way down the rather long list
It Is Forbidden to Talk in Angola is a documentary that tells the story of the 15 young adults who were accused of planning a rebellion
The media does not care about us, they never report things relevant to us and papers are only interested if there is bad news
Islamists have tried to stop music being played in Mali over the past few years
South Africa has been witnessing a reawakening of activism among students after a hiatus of almost two decades. For a week, campuses across the country embarked on the biggest nationwide student protests since the birth of the new democratic society in 1994.
Many South African universities remain closed as thousands of students protest proposed fee hikes in what is believed to be some of the largest demonstrations to hit the country since apartheid. So far, 29 South Africans have been charged with violent offences as police continue to use heavy-handed tactics. High
In their search to invest oil and diamond money in Europe, the Angolan oligarchy has bought strategic positions in the Portuguese media in recent years
Index is joining forces with the producers of a new film featuring Mali's persecuted musicians to launch a fund that will offer support to musicians facing threats, violence, exile and criminal prosecution around the world.