To consider Bob Marley today demands we look back across distance to the place and age that brought him to us.
South Africa failed to qualify for the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon and has failed to qualify for the World Cup since 2002. What else can their long suffering fans endure?
The presence of successful female writers, directors, and producers set Ethiopia’s film industry apart from Hollywood, Bollywood, and the rest of world cinema.
The political philosopher Achille Mbembe’s latest book asks us to emerge from the enclosure of race.
The historically fraught relationship of metropole and colony persists between France and Algeria, as a recent “symbolic” gesture reveals.
Stuart Hall, the British-Jamaican cultural theorist, would have been open to and pragmatic about the ideas of the younger generations of anti-racists now in the making.
The loss of African languages, their link with identity, and their role in forging decolonial futures.
Then make the intimate connection between the horror unleashed on Europe’s Jews and the preceding centuries of atrocities perpetrated by the “Enlightened” West on those they colonized and enslaved.
Amy Jephta and Ephraim Gordon have written and directed a noir TV series that evokes nostalgia and the tension and violence of Cape Town’s nightlife.
Capitalism In My City, episode 1.
Drug use among young people in Nairobi's slums is on the rise. Youth also face arbitrary arrests by the police, resulting in jail time which turns them into hardcore criminals in a vicious cycle.
The writer’s brother died in the political violence that has become part of how political power is being contested in Ethiopia.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s various rationalizations and obstructions for his crimes make for good drama. But they also reveal Zuma’s aversion to the rule of law.
The vagueness around who is and isn’t a “tribe of Kenya” is a double-edged sword. The persistence of ethnic classification and counting can be pernicious.
In Nigeria, we should train and empower communities to participate in security measures, rather than arming militias.
The Indigenous people of the Tibetsi mountain range that straddles northern Chad and Libya have been neglected and stigmatized by the elites who control and favor development of the south.
Facebook and its “family” of services are a one-way street towards greater integration, data exploitation, and erosions of privacy by an increasingly monopolistic company.
Today's social movements rely on tech collectives to organize safely. But few know the history of other technologies used by earlier liberation movements.
Tracing the digital contours of the settler colony helps us understand how old inequalities will shape a future with artificial intelligence.
Philanthrocapitalists are driving massively profitable schemes dressed up as eco-friendly, pro-poor solutions to climate disaster.