Once we’re done talking about its viral quality, is Toto’s “Africa” a song about the continent with the same name, or a song about how millions of enslaved Africans were brought to the Americas?
What the response to #CycloneIdai tells us about Zimbabweans’ relationship to the state and each other.
Drawing on a long history of political art and protest and to bypass old media censorship, Sudani artists go to the street and online to complement street protests.
Sunshine Cinema is repurposing a tool of 20th century European colonial and neocolonial capitalist domination.
The small business owners revolution in Tanzania: Form a poor people’s bank.
The secretary of a Tanzanian bus drivers' union explains why the system of privately owned commercial buses is breaking down. He proposes collective ownership.
In Somalia young people are the majority, yet have to act and perform “age"—appear older—to succeed or get anywhere in life.
It’s been very difficult to pin down what political scientists, who favor the term, mean when they talk about patrimonialism or neopatrimonialism.
The legacy of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission twenty-one years later.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s latest attempt to buy time and the way ahead for the three week-long popular uprising against his and the military’s rule.
Omoyele Sowore was the presidential hope of Nigeria’s most active leftist groups. He fared abysmally. So, what next for progressive electoral politics in Nigeria?
If what has been happening in Algeria since February 22, 2019, may not be a revolution, it very much looks like it.
INTL BLK radio is back with a border crossing mix of Afrobeats and Zouk, as well as an interview with Sierra Leonean electronic music producer Lamin Fofana.
How could thinking with Africa help us fulfill our humanity? And might thinking with Africa open up a possibility for world-making?
When it comes to language preferences in Ghana, indigenous languages suffer. It is a continental problem.
Following a series of racist attacks on African students in India, an African student in India wrote this.
The 1973 dystopian apocalyptic French novel that inspires today’s violent white, rightwing populism.
Hiplife artist Sarkodie has proposed that what Ghana needs is a dictatorship. This is not inconsistent with his politics, rooted in promoting male success and a patriarchal vision of liberation.
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.