“One in five Africans is Nigerian and they certainly represent throughout the Diaspora. Much of the time, however, the over 150 million Nigerians in the world are unfairly associated with 419 email scams,” reported The Atlanta Post last month. So to counter this stereotype–and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence this year , The Post listed ten things you can learn from a Nigerian. Like: “How To Make Art A Weapon for Revolution” (that’s the guy above); “How to Own a Major Airport In The Country That Colonized Yours;” etcetera. You get the drift.
Assuming today’s socioeconomic crisis benefits the Left is folly. That will only happen if we have the political vision to make class the fault line of social polarization, and for that we need to face the challenge of constructing a new party.
The death of the Zulu king highlights the unresolved issues that continue to shapes lives in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
Many of Nairobi’s apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents’ lives.
African “refugeeness” in the media, policy, and academia is an essentialist physical image conflating material deprivation and multiple victimhoods.
What kinds of radical emancipatory futures are being imagined in Africa’s speculative fictions?
A new film by South African director Nomawonga Khumalo represents the contradictions and nuances of black women’s interior lives.
A novel and Netflix film about Spanish colonialism in Equatorial Guinea raises questions about appropriation and storytelling.
How early post-independence clarity on the link between food self-sufficiency and national sovereignty offers lessons for contemporary efforts.
Adidas and other private, for-profit companies that are embracing corporate queerness are never going to contribute to our liberation.
Scholars Archie Mafeje and Cedric Robinson challenged Eurocentrism. Their ideas are becoming more widely known. They’re the focus of AIAC Talk this week.
Tracing the digital contours of the settler colony helps us understand how old inequalities will shape a future with artificial intelligence.
The late Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, was initially lauded for his no-nonsense approach to corruption. But the cracks began to appear within months of his presidency.
The Joint Boundary Commission that Lesotho and South Africa have revived, gives hope that some sort of border deal might be possible between the two countries.
A new documentary focuses on using the soil’s carbon absorbent properties to solve the climate change problem. Not surprisingly, it also offers a business case for restorative farming.
En Tunisie, face au déni persistant de l’identité africaine, la communauté noire ne veut plus attendre.
Tunisia’s denial of its African identity persists today. Black Tunisians are fighting to change that.
On telling stories through the evocative and varied moments in which humans live, rather than through the predictable and artificial plots historians devise.
Corruption is South Africa’s pandemic—one that has been disenfranchising and killing people long before our transition to democracy.