On this day two years ago, Nelson Mandela passed. Madiba and his legacy has been covered widely on this site already, so for this weekend’s music break we’re going to jump into the archives and feature a collection of favorites we’ve already dedicated to him, as well as some new new new… If you have some reading time as well this weekend, check out our Mandela archive here.
Comment le vol de cadavres au Gabon reflète la politique du pays.
How stealing corpses in Gabon reflects its politics.
Comics have power, especially over the young, and perhaps more than we care to acknowledge.
Visiting a museum in a French port city, brings up questions about how slavery is remembered.
South African activist Dulcie September would have turned 84 today had she not been assassinated in March 1988. The podcast series They Killed Dulcie revisits the murder and her legacy.
On the 50th anniversary of Walter Rodney’s Groundings with My Brothers, a small group of scholars on the impacts of Rodney on their intellectual development and political commitments.
The great South African writer and activist, Ruth First, was assassinated by a letter bomb sent by the South African Security Police in Maputo, Mozambique on this day, 17 August, in 1982.
The Rugby Championship, the World Cup, and Springbok politics in South Africa.
A collective of artists and architects are working to reimagine public space through site-specific installations in abandoned property developments in Ghana’s capital city.
The experience of studying Africa in London makes the writers question the validity of “African Studies” as is currently taught in Britain.
The midfielder Augustine “Jay Jay” Okocha is arguably one of Nigeria’s best men’s football players ever. It is his birthday today, August 14th.
Ultras or extreme fans of football clubs in Morocco use their collective identity to push for social and political demands.
On the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) the organized force behind the revolutionary uprising in Sudan.
Some of the mythologies about Nelson Mandela don’t line up with actual histories.
One African feminist’s view on how social media clout chasing has stalled progressive politics.
Following the new UN report on climate change and agricultural land use, David S. Williams highlights the effects climate changes will have on communities in informal urban areas.
The author on why she felt compelled to write another book on Nkrumah. This time on Western powers smearing Nkrumah as a Communist.
Sudanese living abroad are key to the uprising: raising awareness and support for political and social transformation back home.
How women farm workers in North Africa, specifically Morocco, are achieving justice on the job.
The writer critiques the legacy of Christian missionaries in Africa and making sure her own engagement with Ethiopia doesn’t morph into white saviorism.