Who gets to host future editions of the men’s soccer World Cup is not just big business, but also a bargaining chip in international relations.
What will it take to get Germany to own up fully to its colonial history, specifically the atrocities it committed during the Genocide in Namibia?
Christian Pentecostalism has crept to the center of public life in Nigeria.
The harsh realities of resistance for a new generation in Joseph Kabila’s Congo.
Brooklyn, Biggie Smalls and Hari Kunzru’s White Tears.
South Africa's white nationalists are finally in the spotlight, thanks to Donald Trump. Nobody likes what they see.
Europe’s anti-immigrant far right instrumentalize the ideas of pan-Africanists in their fight to keep immigrants, especially from Africa, out of the EU. They also find willing African allies to amplify their message.
Trump's tweet repeating white nationalist propaganda about land reform in South Africa shows that white supremacy has consistently relied on an international receptivity and interdependence.
South Africa's lead anti-land reform organization is cultivating its relationship with the international far right.
The Arsenal ‘Visit Rwanda’ sponsorship deal is government image management 101.
A critical review of Swiss theatre director Milo Rau’s multi-media project, “Congo Tribunal,” about the violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A new film explores the often-fraught relationship between African immigrants and African-Americans in the United States.
Once foreign media moved onto the next story after Mezut Ozil called out racism in Germany, what happened to the conversation about dual heritage, racism and immigration there?
An interview with Ruben Andersson on his book Illegality Inc, an ethnographic account of Europe’s efforts to halt irregular migration along Spain’s borders with Africa.
Is France's World Cup championship team a bellwether for France's political future?
"When the game is over in Russia, I’ll go play another at the field down the street. I’ll find a song to sing on the way."
The 2010 World Cup was tumultuous for France; both an athletic failure and a site of social conflict. The French Football Federation doesn't want to repeat it.
Fascists love Mbappé and hate Benzema. Between these two lies the problem of romanticizing the French team as an African team.
Would white women in the US have supported #MeToo in the same way if it had been started by women elsewhere in the world?
The author grapples with how to photograph the lives of her neighbors in a part of North East Nigeria, where Boko Haram is on a reign of terror.
Policymakers need to properly assess the risks to ordinary Congolese people from expanding the “conflict minerals” category.
The planned global Education Outcomes Fund–the UN seems onboard–would create markets for “non-state” providers while guaranteeing profits for private investors that purchase “impact bonds.”
Star players in Cameroon’s national soccer team have always doubled as PR pawns for the protracted rule of Paul Biya, the country’s aging and hard-line head of state.
Nkrumah’s government was driven by large scale state development projects. They have a mixed legacy. Can Ghanaians “redeem” the fruits of his development visions?
Bobi Wine, building off political protest of the last decade has become a symbol for a new politics in Uganda and a threat to Museveni’s hold on power.
In INTL BLK episode 5, deejays Chief Boima and Francesca Harding take a look at race and cultural difference in Latin America through the lens of trap music.