While Sisulu’s political career was less celebrated than Nelson Mandela, his wasn’t much less remarkable.
The “practice of museuming” perpetuates coloniality, whereby Europeans still act as arbiters of value.
Mass monitoring poses a threat to democratic freedoms as the case of Tunisia shows.
The world is out of joint and Immanuel Wallerstein, one of its great public intellectuals, has left us—albeit with tools to battle the dying kicks of capitalism.
A new film by Aiwan Obinyan explores the origins and “ownership” of a now-famous cloth.
Philanthropy and celebrities are not enough to remedy the inequalities that persist in Kenya.
Riason Naidoo talks to the curator and editor of a book and traveling exhibition about the work of the legendary, 90 year-old Ghanaian photographer.
Reflecting on white joy, black celebration, and the meaning of the Springbok win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
After having a heart attack, a white American falls in love with his Nigerian nurse in the CBS TV sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola. It is also about Nigerian-Americans’ visibility on mainstream US television.
Opposition parties, inequality, and the politics of failure in the Southern African region.
We should not let the achievements of a multiracial Springbok rugby team, led by its first black captain, be commodified and commercialized in the service of neoliberalism.
Historian Marissa Moorman wrote an important book about radio and modern state power.
The late Springbok rugby wing’s legacy needs to be sustained, and the hope that he represented is perhaps more critical than ever.
November 1, 2019, is the 65th anniversary of the War of Liberation against French colonialism. The ongoing protests in Algeria is expected to enter a new phase: civil resistance.
October 30 marks the 5th anniversary of the start of Burkina Faso’s October 2014 insurrection. We revisit and assess those events.
Mobile-phone-based, person-to-person payment and money transfer systems are innovative—but are they really good for poverty reduction and development?
It’s going take a fully democratic anti-capitalist movement to fight climate change. The case of South Africa shows how long we have to go.
The guardians of women’s femininity and virtue and their use of public space come up against a women’s football team in the Sudanese capital.
A conversation with the founding editor of Bakwa Magazine—created to amplify new writing from Cameroon and from the African diaspora.
Medical anthropologist Julie Livingston argues that the conditions of capitalist modernity in which we live are not sustainable and are leading to increased rather than lessened inequality.