South Africa: Govt to Deploy 25,000 Troops to Curb Unrest

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On July 4, the Burton Wire reported former South African president Jacob Zuma had been sentenced to 15 months in prison...

A Kofi Awoonor Poem: ‘We Have Found a New Land’

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We Have Found a New Land by Kofi Awoonor The smart professionals in three piece Sweating away their humanity in dribblets And...

Disney & Kugali: Partnership will Bring African Stories to Audiences

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The internet is ablaze over the news that Disney will partner with Kugali, a Nigerian comic and animation company, to create...

Steve Biko Archive Published by Google

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BBC Africa is reporting that the Steve Biko South Africa Archive has been published by Google. Thirty-five years after the death of...

Akosua Report: Joseph Hayne Rainey

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“If the colored people of South Carolina had been accorded the same advantages—if they had had the same wealth and surroundings...

A Kofi Awoonor Poem: 'We Have Found a New Land'

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We Have Found a New Land by Kofi Awoonor The smart professionals in three piece Sweating away their humanity in dribblets And...

Akosua Report: Stokely Carmichael

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“…black people in this country unite, recognize their heritage, and build a sense of community." - Stokley Carmichael Kwame Ture born...

Ethiopia: New Violence Erupts Around Mekelle

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Guardian Africa correspondent Jason Burke is reporting Ethiopian federal forces have reportedly used heavy artillery to bombard Mekelle, the capital of...

Idriss Déby: Chad’s President Killed on Battlefield

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  International news outlets are reporting that Idriss Déby, longtime president of the country of Chad has died. Jason Bourke of The...

NewsOne: The Burton Wire Named to 2014 Top 15 Most Share-Worthy Black Blogs List

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The Burton Wire is excited to report that TV One's NewsOne has named The Burton Wire as one of the top...

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