Protracted negotiations about a minimum wage for workers in Nigeria put the country’s unions where they belong: in front of the struggle for poor people.
The power of having a god who resembles us.
Many African countries are by now capitalist societies and analytically need to be treated as such.
Passport privilege remains an entirely unaddressed, unsustainable inequity, and the most consistently overlooked factor that defines every single immigration debate and “crisis” of movement and migration.
Scandals like the one at More Than Me—the US charity that failed to protect school girls in its care from rape by staff—are common in even the most elite aid organizations.
The link between knowing history and political agency in northern Ghana.
The identities, liberal or homophobe are cultural and political. They are not a perfect mirror of the narrative of homophobia in Africa.
Fees Must Fall (#FMF) brought student activism at South Africa’s elite universities into the global media spotlight. A new documentary zooms in on the case of Wits in Johannesburg.
Nigeria’s former finance minister wrote a book about her time in government. It is a thinly veiled attempt to clean up her image.
The consequences for land grabbing on the African continent could be devastating for the development goals of nations in the long term.
What economic gains are in the peace deal between longstanding foes?
On the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s passing—December, 5th 2013—reflecting on Africa’s place in African American politics and popular culture.
Patricia De Lille, one of South Africa’s most popular post-apartheid politicians, claims she tried to redress spatial apartheid in Cape Town, but the legacy of her seven year run as mayor is one of violent forced removals and a refusal to upgrade informal settlements.
Hyper-partisan politics and shallow journalism obscured the implications of the protests at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
South Africa’s most famous monarch holds fast to power and prestige at no cost to himself.
Mbembe’s work is written against the backdrop of the disillusionment generated by the crushing of the hopes and aspirations of the decolonizing movement in Africa in the 1950s and 60s.
The future looks terrifying for many US-based exiles from Mauritania—facing deportation to Africa’s modern “slave nation” under Trump’s monstrous ICE.
On the emergence and political work of the rape-resources narrative in the eastern DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
In the age of renewed tyranny and illiberalism, diverse political repertoires and modes of struggle from the continent of Africa offer inspiration.
Among the Ga people of Ghana, there’s more to a coffin and the rituals of death than meets the western eye.