Today “The Guardian” published a hysterical interview with Africa’s first Nobel literature winner, where he accused British Muslims of being breeding grounds for terrorists and then unfavorably compared them to the American Nation of Islam. He goes on about how the Nation of Islam is “a kind of mainstream Muslim institution” (has he studied its origins?) and unfavorably compares European Muslims to them: “The Muslims there are open Muslims, whereas in Europe they tend to go into ghetto schools.” What? Ghetto schools? Then he says the British should stop being so accommodating.
The shadowy world of bilateral investment treaties urgently needs African alternatives, especially if we want to combat climate change.
At a time when Evangelical Christianity frequently goes against the interests of African people, is it time for us to re-make Christianity?
Social science and the ghosts of “the nationalities question” in Ethiopia today.
Lessons on radical politics from a 1970s political-cultural icon. Rawlings also dominated and shaped Ghanaian politics through the 1980s and 1990s.
After the fall of colonial rule, some whites fled from their African countries of residence and sought refuge in apartheid South Africa.
Legal cases against foreign multinationals in the Central African Copperbelt seek justice for decades of pollution. But activists should also investigate the historical legacies of colonial mining companies.
In a Kenya coping with COVID-19 restrictions, circumcision season presents an impossible choice between tradition and civil obedience.
How Tupac Shakur endures for urbanized and alienated African youth.
The current political conflict, now a civil war, in Ethiopia partly has its roots in disagreement among elites on how to narrativize Ethiopian history.
In the late 1890s and early 1900s, a number of West African Muslims migrated east, settling in Sudan and Mecca, to seek refuge from European colonization.
During the Sudanese uprising, Khartoum became a carefully re-mapped city where only the revolutionaries knew its paths.
What might Black Lives Matter learn from Africanist scholars who have studied inequality outside the US, especially in Africa?
Was the #EndSARS protests a victory or a defeat for the country’s popular masses?
Reflections from a former President of the African Studies Association (ASA), the largest African Studies association globally, on the future of the discipline.
Angolan political authorities are not particularly interested in justice or tackling corruption. It is more about settling scores.
To those who did not know Emma Gama Pinto, she was just “the wife of Pio Gama Pinto,” the Kenyan anticolonial fighter, but to those who knew her, she was fearless in her own right.
COVID-19 has been a blessing to the ruling classes in Algeria. However, the popular Hirak movement has not said its last word yet.
Hip hop and the Black political mainstream more broadly, continues to have hope in the promises of American capitalism.