Few black thinkers and creatives in the United States seem able to grapple with the implications of their Americocentrism in relation to Africa.
Williams, the only black South African player in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, was a complex figure in complex times. He deserves to be remembered as such.
A wide ranging interview with the celebrated Mozambican writer, Mia Cuoto
Outrage against arrogant hunters is not enough. Wildlife conservation requires rethinking.
How an autocratic strain of pan-Africanism of the early 1960s sheds light on Mugabe’s seemingly contradictory roles as freedom fighting anti-colonial nationalist, followed by a dictatorial, repressive presidency.
Africa and its peoples were central to the great Immanuel Wallerstein’s intellectual development and political activism.
Can policing deliver justice in South Africa? For the vast majority of the country’s history, including now, the answer to that question has been, decidedly, no.
The microcredit industry is not a driver of development and poverty reduction, but quite the opposite: it is an “anti-developmental” intervention.
Live TV broadcasts of political rallies, funerals and press conferences, may be more decisive than social media in shaping mass debate in South Africa.
With Mugabe’s death, might there be space for a new self-definition as a nation in Zimbabwe, as a broad family of nationals, with a shared national project?
The question of who belongs in South Africa, stains any project that aims to build a more equal and inclusive society.
The Somali artist and DJ, Hibotep, is one of the many pushing electronic hybrid sounds from East Africa through the epicenter of the movement, Kampala.
13 years after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical essay, many “experts” on Africa continue to fail to comprehend the need for African voices in stories about the continent.
Restitution and the responsibility of addressing Europe’s colonial legacy via the artifacts left behind.
This review of the film Noem My Skollie, first published in 2018, is reproduced here following the passing of screen writer John Fredericks in July 2019.
While many African Christians can only imagine a white Jesus, others have actively promoted a vision of a brown or black Jesus, both in art and in ideology.
Football and neoliberal repression go together in Egypt.
Ghana’s government likes to advertise its “Year of Return” to welcome members of the African diaspora back to the country, but the first returnees, Ratafarians, are still fighting for their rights.
Today, Salif Keita, the Malian musician, celebrates his 70th birthday and 50 years in the industry.
Comment le vol de cadavres au Gabon reflète la politique du pays.