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.)
The novel The Youth of God offers fresh perspectives on Somali assimilation and struggle in Canada’s largest city.
Zambian farmers win ground-breaking legal victory in the UK.
What we know about conflicts over chieftaincy in northern Ghana.
Unsustainable palm oil industry practices—the result of large-scale land acquisitions across Africa’s tropical belt—have resulted in a number of social and environmental concerns.
Women have undertaken measures to cope and resist against the backdrop of Anglophone—Francophone tensions in Cameroon.
Thanks in part to the internet, Black women in Cuba are now able to forge space and create visibility for themselves.
The story of Surya Bonaly, and her unwillingness to yield to racist demands and expectations in the sport of figure skating.
Turn any homophobic corner in Africa and you’re guaranteed to run into a delirious celebration of “African culture,” but there’s nothing African about homophobia.
In the Bukavu Series, researchers from two Congolese and two European universities explore how they interrogate violence in the DRC.
It’s time to return Africa’s vinyl records.
The charge is “misusing a computer.” Dr. Stella Nyanzi remains incarcerated to this day in Luzira Women’s Prison.
At this year’s New York African Film Festival, we saw films united by key thematic concerns, some of them quite unexpected.
Africa is apparently hot in Hollywood, but can Hollywood be trusted with African stories?
The future of Kenya’s matatus (commuter buses) and their inherent place in the capital Nairobi’s culture and society, is all but absent in the government’s neoliberal vision for urban planning.
What a documentary film on running can tell us about Ethiopia’s development trajectory.
In memory of J. Michael Dash, the Caribbean thinker and literature scholar.
Ghana is facing widespread illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in its coastal waters causing economic hardship in fishing communities.
As the African Union embarks on its most ambitious project—creating the largest free-trade area in the world—we have some questions.
A film about Cape Town’s water crisis raises profound questions about the character and stability of South Africa’s post-apartheid trajectory.
In contrast to renewed fears in the west over Russian expansionism in Africa, Russia’s increased presence on the continent is mostly about pursuing lucrative business opportunities.