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!
Technological change is not simply a neutral and inevitable process—it is shaped and driven by existing social relations.
How do queer women give shape to their queerness, navigating the simultaneous desires of same-sex intimacies, family life, societal expectations, and urban success?
A long awaited recognition comes for the two American founders of social work in South Africa.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and football’s peculiar hold on national identity.
The peaceful nature of the massive protests against Algeria’s undemocratic regime signals the universal reclamation of the people’s right to perform who they are and who they want to be.
The Hirak, how the current contemporary liberation movement is known, gives Algerians a renewed sense of purpose.
What social media activism gets wrong about the #SudanUprising: Sometimes it may be appropriate to leave the hashtags alone and say nothing.
A trove of unprinted photographs and other media from the Idi Amin years in Uganda is now available for public view giving us insight to the concerns of the regime and realities of living under his rule.
Egypt got knocked out in the Round of 16, but the hosts have been hamstrung by multiple events, including the military’s control, besides its poor performance in the tournament.
A guide on how to support the uprising in Sudan.
Queer identities, widely accepted on the pitch in women’s football, may be the way to challenge gender norms in some societies.
The last time Ghana’s men’s national football team won a tournament was thirty-seven years ago. The team is beginning to feel like yet another failing state institution.
The power sharing agreement between Sudan’s military rulers and the opposition aside, at present there are two main possibilities for Sudan.
The problem of African countries’ memberships to multiple regional bodies? There’s no problem.
The Green New Deal is surely the United States’ most ambitious vision for climate justice to date. But the climate crisis is a global one and Africa is Ground Zero.
A veteran African National Congress stalwart and member of parliament speaks to Africa Is a Country about the party, South Africa’s Parliament and the dearth of left politics in South Africa.
Election meddling may have sullied the reputation of Senegal as a beacon of democracy in West Africa, but a popular opposition candidate is giving hope for a new wave of Pan-Africanism in the region.
Is Africa following China into a techno-dystopian future?
In late July, all 160,000 members of Britain’s Conservative Party will vote for a new leader. The winner will be Britain’s next Prime Minister. The favorite is Boris Johnson, a Trump-like figure with a nostalgia for Empire.
The novel The Youth of God offers fresh perspectives on Somali assimilation and struggle in Canada’s largest city.