Several international organizations have been investigating and reporting on the corporate and foreign government’s land grabs happening across Africa. We’ve covered it and the Ethiopian government’s policy of forced villagization here, here and here. Now the Oakland Institute has put together a petition to U.S. president Barack Obama and the USAID administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, asking them to stop their support to the Ethiopian government while they engage in such deals. You can do something. Sign the petition here!
Sudanese director, Hajooj Kuka’s first feature film is an extremely important perspective on the contours of masculinity and the contradictions of war.
A personal reflection, by the daughter of a fighter in Zimbabwe’s Second Chiumurenga, on the death of President Robert Mugabe.
What does the divergent fates of Springbok Eben Etzebeth and former coach Peter de Villiers say about the state of South African rugby?
What lessons can we draw from 1960s and 1970s anticolonialism and pan-Africanism to rethink the nation state today?
What is the proper way for young Zimbabweans to remember Robert Mugabe’s legacy?
It’s easier to find African restaurants in New York City than it is in Cape Town, and culinary schools on the continent aren’t helping.
On the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon, we take you back to Zambia’s attempt to achieve that feat.
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 shaped Robert Mugabe.
Africa and its peoples were central to the great Immanuel Wallerstein’s intellectual development and political activism.
Can policing deliver justice in South Africa? The short 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.