This compilation focuses on the music Fela inspired – whether by fellow Nigerians recording alongside him in the early 70s, neighbors in Ghana, then-modern Colombian cumbia ensembles inspired by the man who injected a new feel into the Yoruban rhythms that formed cumbia’s base, Trinidadian steel bands or the select few organizations left that have maintained Fela’s fury in the new millennium.
Women have undertaken measures to cope and resist against the backdrop of Anglophone—Francophone tensions in Cameroon.
Thanks in part to the internet, Black women in Cuba are now able to forge space and create visibility for themselves.
The story of Surya Bonaly, and her unwillingness to yield to racist demands and expectations in the sport of figure skating.
Turn any homophobic corner in Africa and you’re guaranteed to run into a delirious celebration of “African culture,” but there’s nothing African about homophobia.
In the Bukavu Series, researchers from two Congolese and two European universities explore how they interrogate violence in the DRC.
It’s time to return Africa’s vinyl records.
The charge is “misusing a computer.” Dr. Stella Nyanzi remains incarcerated to this day in Luzira Women’s Prison.
At this year’s New York African Film Festival, we saw films united by key thematic concerns, some of them quite unexpected.
Africa is apparently hot in Hollywood, but can Hollywood be trusted with African stories?
The future of Kenya’s matatus (commuter buses) and their inherent place in the capital Nairobi’s culture and society, is all but absent in the government’s neoliberal vision for urban planning.
What a documentary film on running can tell us about Ethiopia’s development trajectory.
In memory of J. Michael Dash, the Caribbean thinker and literature scholar.
Ghana is facing widespread illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in its coastal waters causing economic hardship in fishing communities.
As the African Union embarks on its most ambitious project—creating the largest free-trade area in the world—we have some questions.
A film about Cape Town’s water crisis raises profound questions about the character and stability of South Africa’s post-apartheid trajectory.
In contrast to renewed fears in the west over Russian expansionism in Africa, Russia’s increased presence on the continent is mostly about pursuing lucrative business opportunities.
Traditional, Islamic and Christian leaders are all being caught up in the conflict over secession in the Southern Cameroons.
We need to understand how climate change impacts the current and future flow of refugees and displaced persons, and ask why the protection needs of climate refugees are not being met.
A documentary film takes Fanon’s ideas out of the past and tracks the ways in which his ideas are resonating with today’s young across the planet.
A commentary on how Egyptian society treats the abandoned, disabled, or those suffering from ailments deemed a risk.