South African photographers, Moshe Sekete and Kabelo Mofokeng, capture the private security guards–given their name for the red overalls and helmets they wear–who have become notorious for how they evict poor residents in Johannesburg’s inner city from their homes.
How climate change is threatening lives in Kenya.
The Eritrean government continues to force students into military service in the middle of a pandemic. Things are about to get even worse.
White South Africans have never really had to look in the proverbial mirror and reflect on where they come from, and how their histories have shaped their current realities, which inform their sense of belonging, shame, and entitlement.
When our political parties only have recourse to the realm of identity and culture, it is a smokescreen for their lack of political legitimacy and programmatic content. It is cynically unpolitical, and it’s all bullshit.
Senegalese writer Mbougar Sarr on how we are actually informed about symbols we want to bring down, and about those we wish to commemorate.
The imminent and existential danger to Ethiopia is not Abiy Ahmed and an oppressive government. It is violent ethno-nationalism.
Amilcar Cabral remains inspirational for Africans and non-Africans challenged by injustice and oppression.
News reports claiming that “wet markets” in Asia are the source of the coronavirus obscure the fact that the consumption of wild animals is common in the West.
The Liverpool striker, Sadio Mane, carries the values of his boyhood home, Bambali, with him. But his football is a product of the European professional game.
What can the Senegalese Sadio Mane’s story tell us about the marketing of dreams.
A new documentary about Liverpool FC striker, Sadio Mane, is watchable, but suffers from the fallacy that sports and politics don’t mix.
Americans could learn a thing or two from Africans’ history of resisting structural adjustment policies.
We need to reimagine our conceptions of feminist justice in South Africa: Putting people in cages is not liberation.
The recent suspension of Nigeria’s anti-corruption tsar provides an opportunity to re-assess the country’s anti-corruption approach.
Some churches in South Africa have become embroiled with criminal economies.
David Graeber (1961-2020) started his career as a scholar studying Madagascar and that informed what became his popular ideas about anarchism, debt, and globalization.
A new documentary about Equatorial Guinea and the exiled writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel provides an honest, critical examination of the country’s political, social, and cultural issues.
Bill Freund was a Marxist historian in method, attentive to political economy and to the material underpinnings of power, while retaining a critical distance to Marxism.
African societies are failing to systematically capture the true impact of COVID-19.