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.)
A Supreme Court ruling in the UK could set a precedent for multinational corporations to more vigorously account for the human and environmental impacts of their operations.
There is a long history of white artists representing black people in France, reproducing stereotypes and failing to capture the people they claim to represent.
Two sides of the same e-waste documentary.
Remembering Joe Miller, a historian of eastern Angola and central Africa, who died at 79 on 12 March 2019.
Why do so many of the urban poor support John Mahama and Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress?
Rapper YoungstaCPT’s headspace is shaped by Cape Town’s history.
Why a military-only approach against Boko Haram in the countries bordering Lake Chad will always fail: it doesn’t address the root causes of political conflict there.
The photo series Another Way Home captures how migration effects families, communities and individuals—those who travel and those who stay behind.
Cameroon claims to be a democracy, then why are even moderates like Maurice Kamto in jail?
If in India there has been an investment in myth of Mohandas Gandhi as a non-racial icon, in South Africa Gandhi also has his defenders.
Combating Zionism requires a vision that pays no credence to ethno-nationalism. As the world reconsiders the one-state solution, South Africa should lead the way.
If Rwandan support for the RPF and Kagame is so universal and genuine, why the murder, frequent arrest, torture and imprisonment of opposition politicians and investigative journalists?
Rapper Jovi has inducted himself into a club of Cameroonian artists who have embraced their own truths in the face of adversity.
The popular myth holds that most South African major resistance leaders come from its coastal regions. That’s not been the case since the mid-1970s.
Omar al Bashir has fallen in Khartoum. Beyond regime change—managed by the military—there’s a deeper economic crisis.
The post-independence fates of Zimbabwean student activists who fought the Rhodesian regime.
Judi Rever’s account of the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath challenges the official narrative.
The international body governing track and field announced that the longest distance race to be held will be the 3000 meters. We know who will benefit least from this change.
After his murder in 1961, Patrice Lumumba immediately became a martyr of African independence. What is Lumumba’s “political afterlives” nearly sixty years later?
The emphasis on identity and difference act to temper the radical potential of South Africa’s youth. They need an education on class politics.