In February this year, for the umpteeth time, Life President Yoweri Museveni scored an overwhelming victory in presidential elections in Uganda. Now–with the aid of the country’s police–Museveni wants to destroy and himiliate the only candidate that came to close to making a decent showing, Kizza Besigye. Mainly because the former army colonel and ally of Museveni is fast taking on the mantle of “opposition leader.” The photograph above, taken at a protest Monday, shows Besigye wearing swim goggles to ward off tear gas. Besigye was arrested by police for “walking to work.” At the time Besigye was walking to work with other protesters to protest rising food and fuel prices.)
In January 2019, a group of Zambian farmers brought their fight for justice to the UK Supreme Court, in a case with far-reaching implications for multinational companies.
The involvement of far right and conservative think tanks in developing Trump’s Africa agenda.
On February 22, 2019, Kenya’s Constitutional Court will rule on whether to repeal colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexuality in Kenya.
Foreign support for governments that benefit privileged elites and their external backers perpetuate violence and instability. It won’t be any different for Latin American countries like Venezuela.
Political ‘tribalism’ has for far too long been seen as an African problem. It is also an American problem, reflecting parallel legacies of colonialism.
The Africa we want should include guaranteed and well-funded public education provided by its states.
After years of divide and rule by President Omar al-Bashir, the youth of Sudan have united to push him out.
The legacies of colonialism and the African slave trade on religious practices in the African diaspora.
If you want a prejudice to look respectable, put a number to it and compile an index. You can then rule the minds of many people.
What Sudan’s history of protest against authoritarianism can teach the current generation.
On xenophobia against Nigerians in Ghana.
Apartheid propaganda, white media and Afrikaner nationalists painted Verwoerd’s killer as crazy, but Dimitri Tsafendas was a committed political activist.
The family is the site of extremely violent incidents in South African society—particularly involving women and children. What can the state do?
Challenging the celebratory success narrative that masks the disruptive social impact of neoliberal transformation under General Yoweri Museveni.
Zambia’s mining unions increasingly focus on profit-generating businesses, at the expense of collective action.
Edward Said once said of the usefulness of exile for intellectual work: it involves adopting “a spirit of opposition, rather than accommodation.” James Baldwin and Sisonke Msimang took it to heart.
No primer aniversario do estreno do filme ‘Black Panther,’ re-publicamos o ensaio de Russell Rickford traducido em Português.
Constant attention to segregation in formerly white South African schools limits our understanding of how race works in the school system.
There are far richer and more complex stories to the continent’s history than we think we know. Especially missing: perspectives of African women.
The contrasting receptions for high profile visitors to Ghana—first Prince Charles and Camilla from the UK, then a group of African-American celebrities from the United States—says a lot.