Africa Is a Country Radio’s INTL BLK comes back to Dublab in Los Angeles for its 2nd episode (with a mic that’s a bit too hot, sorry!). This time we dive a bit into the Black Pacific, and take a deeper look at the contemporary Cuban Hip Hop scene with guest Luna Olavarria Gallegos, one of the producers of the Afro Razones project. Stream below and subscribe to the Africa Is a Country Radio channel on Mixcloud.
To consider Bob Marley today demands we look back across that distance to the place and age that brought him to us.
South Africa failed to qualify for the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon and has failed to qualify for the World Cup since 2002. What else can their long suffering fans endure?
The presence of successful female writers, directors, and producers set Ethiopia’s film industry apart from Hollywood, Bollywood, and the rest of world cinema.
The political philosopher Achille Mbembe’s latest book asks us to emerge from the enclosure of race.
The historically fraught relationship of metropole and colony persists between France and Algeria, as a recent “symbolic” gesture reveals.
The writer’s brother died in the political violence that has become part of how political power is being contested in Ethiopia.
Stuart Hall, the British-Jamaican cultural theorist, would have been open to and pragmatic about the ideas of the younger generations of anti-racists now in the making.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s various rationalizations and obstructions for his crimes make for good drama. But they also reveal Zuma’s aversion to the rule of law.
The vagueness around who is and isn’t a “tribe of Kenya” is a double-edged sword. The persistence of ethnic classification and counting can be pernicious.
In Nigeria, we should train and empower communities to participate in security measures, rather than arming militias.
The loss of African languages, their link with identity, and their role in forging decolonial futures.
The Indigenous people of the Tibetsi mountain range that straddles northern Chad and Libya have been neglected and stigmatized by the elites who control and favor development of the south.
The Southern Africa retail chain boasts massive profits, but its workers in Namibia are shortchanged.
Since colonization, Africa has provided its best raw materials for the global North. Can countries finally break this pattern?
The latest COVID-19 crisis in India is overshadowing a farmers’ revolt over land and agriculture. That revolt holds lessons for Africans.
What does the expansion of artificial intelligence in warfare look like in West Africa and other US military outposts?
Then make the intimate connection between the horror unleashed on Europe’s Jews and the preceding centuries of atrocities perpetrated by the “Enlightened” West on those they colonized and enslaved.
There is a lesson in the struggle for South African freedom: South Africans seeking solidarity understood they were speaking to specific audiences, not to an undifferentiated global community, and they strove to meet people where they were.