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.

Education

CAR: 'To live and study in Bangui is a type of torture'

Years of conflict have devastated CAR's educational facilities, severely impacting prospects for the country's youth.

CAR: 'To live and study in Bangui is a type of torture'

South Africa

How will South Africans remember Jacob Zuma?

Critics say Jacob Zuma will be remembered for lining his pockets at the expense of common South Africans.

How will South Africans remember Jacob Zuma?

South Africa

Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's president

Embattled South African president announces decision to step down before scheduled no-confidence vote against him.

Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's president

Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma: People's president or corrupt demigod?

South Africans regale with their memories of the enigmatic and controversial President Jacob Zuma.

Jacob Zuma: People's president or corrupt demigod?

South Africa

Zuma refuses to quit, calls ANC ousting moves 'unfair'

South African president says ruling ANC has not given him an adequate reason why he should leave office.

Zuma refuses to quit, calls ANC ousting moves 'unfair'

South Africa

South Africa: ANC prepares Zuma no confidence vote

Ruling ANC party to table motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday.

South Africa: ANC prepares Zuma no confidence vote

South Africa

South Africa: Police raid Gupta family home

Members of the prominent family are accused of using friendship with President Zuma to amass wealth.

South Africa: Police raid Gupta family home

South Africa

South Africans, media held hostage by Zuma indecision

The last 48 hours have been extraordinary, even by South African standards as country waits for Zuma to step down.

South Africans, media held hostage by Zuma indecision

South Africa

Zuma under pressure as state of nation speech postponed

South African president under pressure to step down as ruling African National Congress prepares for elections in 2019.

Zuma under pressure as state of nation speech postponed

FGM

Jaha Dukureh: 'Don't sensationalise FGM survivors'

Gambia activist tells Al Jazeera why respect is critical when tackling the subject of female genital mutilation.

Jaha Dukureh: 'Don't sensationalise FGM survivors'

South Africa

South Africa unions demand answers after miners trapped

Around 1,000 miners were left stranded underground for more than one day after a power outage in Welkom.

South Africa unions demand answers after miners trapped

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