As market vendors are beaten and the sick unable to move to hospitals, the wealthy prepare for the long-haul in their solar-powered homes.
Did Frantz Fanon ask Léopold Sedar Senghor for a job in 1953? And what might have happened to postcolonial psychiatry in Senegal if Senghor had given him one?
South Africa’s Human Rights Day (originally Sharpeville Day) holds a special place in the nation’s history.
Public anxiety grows over “prosperity preachers” who have dominated the religious landscape in South Africa and across the continent.
Imagining a utopian, unified African federation not divided by colonial era borders or neocolonial interventions.
Among the books historian Tallie has on his reading list is one about the food of the American Old South—“… a forgotten Little Africa but nobody speaks of it that way.”
South Africa mustn’t forget the public—and that includes migrants and refugees—in its public health response to COVID-19.
What are the roles of the African Union and the African Center for Disease Control in responding to COVID-19?
The evolution of techno, from within Detroit’s African-American community to Kampala, Uganda.
Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Lines of Descent (2014) argues that W. E. B. Du Bois’s two years as a graduate student in Berlin vitally informed his views on race and politics.
An anthology series, Women Writing Africa, restores women’s writing to the public archive.
The quest to understand the real cost of gold in our lives and the fate of those trapped in the mining economy’s cage.
A new effort to block chocolate imports from Cote d’Ivoire to the US brings attention to cocoa’s problematic supply chain.
A new book explores the rationale of Israel’s efforts to expand its influence on the African continent.
Coronavirus and the problematic perception of migrants as health threats.
What lessons can we learn for today from the 2008-09 cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe?
Why we need to make climate action our daily duty.