We’re taking our annual August break. We’ll be back after the American Labor Day holiday (they have some sort of May Day in September, not like the rest of the world). In the meantime, enjoy what’s left of your summer (or winter). The best thing to do in the meantime is catch up on all that great reading you’ve missed here or on Latin America is a Country or Football is a Country, watch all the films we’ve recommended, or replay all those episodes of Africa is a Radio or stare at the hair of the world’s best young player, Paul Pogba.  Meanwhile, we’ll check in occasionally at our Twitter accounts (here, here and here) and Facebook (here, here and here).

Further Reading

On Safari

We are on our annual publishing break until August 28th. Please check our Twitter and Facebook pages for posts and updates until then.

A private city

Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?

What she wore

The exhibition, ‘Men Lebsa Neber,’ features a staggering collection of the clothes and stories of rape survivors across Ethiopia.