The weakening of Nigeria’s oil trade unions has a devastating impact on workers. Now workers are paid by Shell and others to sabotage union strikes and actions.
The United States must make the choice to side with the majority of Ugandans who would like to see democracy take root in Uganda.
Ugandan activist and politician Dr. Stella Nyanzi challenges a new generation of women to take up the struggle for political freedoms and revolution.
Fatma Alloo (of the Tanzania Media Women’s Association) on how women used the media and cultural spaces to organize and challenge gender norms.
How did popular music become the battlefield of Uganda’s future? And what are the consequences?
What a year. Stay safe, wear a mask, social distance and when the vaccine becomes available where you are, get vaccinated.
Despite the media’s wish for a neat story, the African continent’s response to COVID-19 is all over the map.
An excerpt of an essay, titled “Nongoloza’s Ghost,” in Lapham’s Quarterly. It’s published in partnership with Africa Is a Country.
As countries expand investment in decentralized renewable energy, its worth keeping an eye on who’s profiting.
A new project from Cuban rapper El Individuo humanizes the Cuban perspective, inadvertently flying in the face of the United States Republican Party’s agenda.
What counts as “authentic” decolonization as the term takes over our social media and influencer bubbles? And how we can sharpen our activism.
For the peripheries and proletarians of the world—most of the world—Maradona is a symbol of defiance against the football aristocracy, corporate bosses and empire itself.
Members of the Capitalism In My City project reflect on the commodification of education in Kenya.
Speculative fiction by writers from Africa explore viral apocalypses. What can we learn from art on catastrophe?
What was behind the assassinations in the 1980s of two key anti-apartheid figures: Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, and senior ANC official, Dulcie September?
How has Nigeria’s film industry responded to the protests of #EndSARS?
Can we move from temporary shame about our endless consumption of unethically sourced jewels and smartphones to concrete action?
The Ugandan government quells public unrest with violence. What won’t it do in the name of “security”?