Discussion on this episode of Africa is a Radio features a report back from Sean Jacobs on his recent trip home to Cape Town, a discussion on Kagame’s Rwanda and its relationship to the international courts, and finally a visit to the Americas centering in on Charleston, South Carolina and the Dominican Republic. The music selection from Chief Boima touches on all these corners of the world and more.
Brazil’s new President is committed to American-style bilateralism and the violent undoing of the Workers Party’s legacy. The consequences for Africa are bleak.
What does the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro mean for Brazilians of African descent?
Caricatures aside, how do President Yoweri Museveni and the National Revolutionary Movement state reproduce power? It’s been 31 years.
Media studies scholar Sharon Sliwinski asks whether dreaming can be recast as a vital form of resistance to political violence. A review of her book.
In Malawi, artists, especially poets—usually associated with progressivism and intellectualism—are the vanguard of a new homophobia.
“Berlin isn’t Germany. Just like that website you write for—it’s really its own country.” – Mohamed Jeballa, partner in a popular Sudanese restaurant in the city.
What has the world’s Moët drinking capital and a world leader in global indices of private jet ownership to do with left politics?
The capacity to decide who can move, who can settle, where and under what conditions is increasingly becoming the core of political struggles.
Any deviation from economic orthodoxy in South Africa is made coterminous with the most extreme cases, like Zimbabwe and Venezuela.
Kenya’s prisons are in serious need of reform. Opening the door to private interests is not the solution.
State repression is no match for innovative forms of activism amongst the country’s youth
The curators of the Weltkulturen museum of ethnography in Frankfurt, Germany trace the origins of objects that ended up in their collections, and ask if they were: COLLECTED. BOUGHT. LOOTED?
Harlem rapper Sheck Wes’s star rises in the shadow of Dapper Dan and Cheikh Amadou Bamba.
Invisible City [Kakuma], a film about Kenya’s largest refugee camps, seems keen on making a point but is anchored on unsteady ground (with some shitty translation).
A new, massive collection of published and unpublished works by Frantz Fanon, reveals his intellectual and political motivations, but also proves him enigmatic and inscrutable as ever.
The UN and South Africa’s Statistics Service are exaggerating immigrant numbers and playing with people’s lives in South Africa.
Thanks to Cameroon’s October 7th, 2018 presidential elections, the soul of Paul Biya’s decaying regime’s grip on power has been exposed more than ever before. It is revolting to watch.
More than white saviorism, the privatizing and deregulating education in Liberia as government policy that enabled for this violence, should take the blame.
African demographic growth is expected to continue unabated over the next century. How should poverty reduction be addressed on the continent?
How do Morocco and Senegal, the two African countries that had a May ’68 of their own, commemorate or debate that legacy 50 years later?