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.
Rediscovered lectures Walter Rodney gave in 1978 in Hamburg shows a reflective intellectual, thinking critically about postcolonial African governance.
NGOs and freelance journalists are increasingly filling the vacuum being left by a declining Western media presence. It’s not all good.
In a heteronormative society like Nigeria, men—regardless of their age, class, marital or other status—are entitled to sex with any and all women.
In January 2019, a group of Zambian farmers brought their fight for justice to the UK Supreme Court, in a case with far-reaching implications for multinational companies.
The involvement of far right and conservative think tanks in developing Trump’s Africa agenda.
On February 22, 2019, Kenya’s Constitutional Court will rule on whether to repeal colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexuality in Kenya.
Foreign support for governments that benefit privileged elites and their external backers perpetuate violence and instability. It won’t be any different for Latin American countries like Venezuela.
Political ‘tribalism’ has for far too long been seen as an African problem. It is also an American problem, reflecting parallel legacies of colonialism.
The Africa we want should include guaranteed and well-funded public education provided by its states.
After years of divide and rule by President Omar al-Bashir, the youth of Sudan have united to push him out.
The legacies of colonialism and the African slave trade on religious practices in the African diaspora.
If you want a prejudice to look respectable, put a number to it and compile an index. You can then rule the minds of many people.
What Sudan’s history of protest against authoritarianism can teach the current generation.
On xenophobia against Nigerians in Ghana.
Apartheid propaganda, white media and Afrikaner nationalists painted Verwoerd’s killer as crazy, but Dimitri Tsafendas was a committed political activist.
The family is the site of extremely violent incidents in South African society—particularly involving women and children. What can the state do?
Challenging the celebratory success narrative that masks the disruptive social impact of neoliberal transformation under General Yoweri Museveni.
Zambia’s mining unions increasingly focus on profit-generating businesses, at the expense of collective action.
Edward Said once said of the usefulness of exile for intellectual work: it involves adopting “a spirit of opposition, rather than accommodation.” James Baldwin and Sisonke Msimang took it to heart.
No primer aniversario do estreno do filme ‘Black Panther,’ re-publicamos o ensaio de Russell Rickford traducido em Português.