Satire: World Cup Final Media Conference

Amandla! brings you this exclusive interview with the Local Organising Committee on completion of the recent World Cup.Amandla: After all the expense on the World Cup, how do you think it helped the poor?LOC: Well, for a month, it allowed the poor to forget about...

Africa: escaping the slums | by Jean-Christophe Servant

Africa, the least urbanised continent, still has the highest urban growth rate, nearly 7% per year; 40% of Africans now live in towns, compared with 3% in 1900. By 2030 there will be 760 million Africans, and if current trends continue, more than 70% will live in...
Military vs people power | by Carl Finamore

Military vs people power | by Carl Finamore

Egyptians immediately recognised vivid symbolism few others understood in the soccer riot that broke out recently in the coastal city of Port Said. First, the killing of 74 Ultras, fans of the Cairo team Al-Ahly, occurred on the 1 February one-year anniversary of the...
Romance, grace and football | by Mark Espin

Romance, grace and football | by Mark Espin

When people write about football they often employ a series of overstated adjectives and nauseating hyperbole. The death of Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira in December last year required that football writers be much more careful about their use of language when...