Biya did not conceive the system by which he rules Cameroon, but deserves as much credit for the modifications that have enabled his sustained three-decade plus reign.
African demographic growth is expected to continue unabated over the next century. How should poverty reduction be addressed on the continent?
How do Morocco and Senegal, the two African countries that had a May ’68 of their own, commemorate or debate that legacy 50 years later?
Youth activism and the politics of violence in South Sudan.
In a world of fake news, shallow analysis and torrid pontificating, combining empirical evidence with emotive expression, is what give Roy’s essays legs.
Many will read Sisonke Msimang’s new memoir for its musings on exile and home, but it is also a political telling of the complicated South African transition.
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 movements find willing African allies to amplify their offensive messages.
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.
When black students at an elite school in South Africa’s capital protested over how teachers treated them over their hair, everyone noticed. It’s not the same in township schools.
In Ghana, political leaders, religious leaders and leading rappers all have one thing in common.
The renaming of streets is an important urban decolonial practice.
Try being a single woman in Nigeria.
Sierra Leoneans take center stage as storytellers and active witnesses in a new documentary about the Ebola outbreak.
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.
There were two key take-aways from the recent elections and their aftermath in Zimbabwe: one, fasting and prayer don’t determine election results; and two, social media has profoundly changed the political landscape.
The time is ripe to ask not “does aid work,” but “how does aid work?”
The global response to a disease that largely effects the most marginalized populations of poorer countries shows a basic lack of respect for human rights on the part of international institutions.
Pith helmets and jodhpurs aside, Melania Trump went to four African countries to promote her “Be Best” education initiative. What’s that about?
Sixteen years after the end of the Angolan civil war, the Angolan state considers how to properly remember and memorialize the leader of UNITA.
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.