Azad Essa

Azad Essa

Azad Essa is an online news and features writer with Al Jazeera English. He covers politics and development in Sub Saharan Africa. He has reported from the DRC, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Senegal, amongst others.

Israel

Sudan refugee laments plan to imprison, deport Africans

Mutasim Ali was hopeful as the Jewish diaspora was sympathetic to the Sudanese cause, but he has seen racism in Israel.

Sudan refugee laments plan to imprison, deport Africans

Africa

Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

South Africa

ANC resolves to downgrade embassy in Israel

Ruling party says move sends clear message to Israel 'that there is a price to pay for human rights abuses'.

ANC resolves to downgrade embassy in Israel

ANC

Cyril Ramaphosa: The ANC's latest false prophet

Ramaphosa will replace Zuma as ANC president and almost certainly run for South Africa's presidency when it goes to the polls in 2019.

Cyril Ramaphosa: The ANC's latest false prophet

ANC

Cyril Ramaphosa wins ANC leadership vote

South Africa's deputy president beats Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in leadership race in the ruling African National Congress.

Cyril Ramaphosa wins ANC leadership vote

Politics

South Africa's ANC prepares to elect new leader

ANC finally verifies list of credible delegates to vote in landmark conference to elect leader to succeed Jacob Zuma.

South Africa's ANC prepares to elect new leader

South Africa

Q&A: South Africa's ruling ANC faces 'a deep crisis'

Independent analyst Ebrahim Fakir discusses what ANC's leadership contest means for the party and for South Africa.

Q&A: South Africa's ruling ANC faces 'a deep crisis'

Africa

G5 Sahel counterterrorism force explained

Analysts say creation of five-nation counterterrorism force in the Sahel region is likely to cause more harm than good.

G5 Sahel counterterrorism force explained

Racism

#BlackMonday: White farmers protest against farm murder

Protesters don black to rage against killings but analysts say white farmers should be aware they are not only victims

#BlackMonday: White farmers protest against farm murder

South Africa

One of the largest dinosaur footprints found in Lesotho

It is the first such proof that shows a large carnivorous dinosaur roamed Africa about 200 million years ago.

One of the largest dinosaur footprints found in Lesotho

Racism

How some South Africans reacted to the coffin sentences

Some saw verdict as attempt to send strong message against racism. Others felt the case had become overly politicised.

How some South Africans reacted to the coffin sentences

South Africa

'Racist' farmers sentenced to prison over coffin case

Two men who shoved black victim into coffin and threatened to set him on fire sentenced to more than 10 years in jail.

'Racist' farmers sentenced to prison over coffin case