The new video for the song “Alf Hilat” by Moroccan lute player and singer Aziz Sahmaoui (he made his name playing jazz with the late Joe Zawinul), off ‘University of Gnawa’, his album (it came out late 2011) of “African” sufi devotional music from the border regions of Morocco and Algeria.
Lessons for Americans in the age of Black Lives Matter, from the Niger Delta’s long struggle for environmental justice.
The labor and political organizing of Somali immigrants in the US Midwest should inspire more Americans to join the broader movement for worker rights and racial equality.
Islam is interpreted to establish the dominance of men, and this male supremacy is at the root of all our problems.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s political war against his deputy president and supposed ally, William Ruto.
A new documentary about China’s colonization of Malawi reveals how one colonial hand opens the door for another.
On anniversary of the birthday of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of an independent Congo, we ask, “What iconography arose around him, and why is that iconography so diverse?”
Janet McIntosh’s fascinating book, Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans, forces an interrogation of the past.
In honor of Pride month, we revisit the past which shows that many Africans were unapologetic about their sexuality and gender non-conformity.
During the Cold War, Khartoum was very successful in frustrating international solidarity, especially by other Africans, for South Sudan’s independence struggle.
The Nigerian scholar and poet, Harry Garuba, who died in February 2020, was a key figure in African Studies and teaching literature in South Africa.
The current global discourse on Black Lives Matter does not yet adequately include anti-black racism beyond how the West experiences it.
The destruction of Tarkwa Bay in Lagos and the battle over what makes a city and who belongs in it.
Livermon’s new book explores how South African kwaito artists, Lebo Mathosa and Mandoza, pushed against the boundaries of gender and performance in their music.
Government money, artistic freedom, and integrity in Kenya in the time of COVID-19.
Teacher, journalist, and photographer, Ndeye Seck, talks about feminism and her teaching practice, the Senegalese education system and her passion for football.
In his new book of his time in the Trump White House, former US National Security Adviser John Bolton shares Trump’s very few thoughts on Africa.
In Burkina Faso’s mines, the differences between local and foreign workers are significant, especially what they get paid.
Can safety policies in the transnational mining sector in DR Congo break with the past?
How an industrial mine in the Congo reveals the inequity of wage distribution.
The optimism for “decent” and “sustainable” jobs in extractive industries does not fit with the reality in many African countries.