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.
In her new book, journalist Michela Wrong debunks the myth of Rwanda as a model developmental state and a poster child for Western aid.
African states are involved in the War on Terror more than we think. They’re surrounded by an eco-system of the war industry.
An encounter on a Cape Town bus forces the writer makes the writer thinks about religion and queerness.
Historian Brian Peterson positions Thomas Sankara’s revolution in Burkina Faso as an example of the counter-hegemonic struggles during the 1980s’ neoliberal transition.
Capitalism In My City, episode 1.
Why are South African government policies benefiting black mothers still controversial?
The film “Finding Sally” grapples with Ethiopia’s past, but may romanticize its present.
How is Kenya’s “new middle class” contributing to a pervasive low-quality oppression that leaves Kenyans feeling hopeless?
Assuming today’s socioeconomic crisis benefits the Left is folly. That will only happen if we have the political vision to make class the fault line of social polarization, and for that we need to face the challenge of constructing a new party.
The death of the Zulu king highlights the unresolved issues that continue to shapes lives in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
Many of Nairobi’s apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents’ lives.
African “refugeeness” in the media, policy, and academia is an essentialist physical image conflating material deprivation and multiple victimhoods.
What kinds of radical emancipatory futures are being imagined in Africa’s speculative fictions?
A new film by South African director Nomawonga Khumalo represents the contradictions and nuances of black women’s interior lives.
A novel and Netflix film about Spanish colonialism in Equatorial Guinea raises questions about appropriation and storytelling.
How early post-independence clarity on the link between food self-sufficiency and national sovereignty offers lessons for contemporary efforts.
Adidas and other private, for-profit companies that are embracing corporate queerness are never going to contribute to our liberation.
Scholars Archie Mafeje and Cedric Robinson challenged Eurocentrism. Their ideas are becoming more widely known. They’re the focus of AIAC Talk this week.
Tracing the digital contours of the settler colony helps us understand how old inequalities will shape a future with artificial intelligence.