This month’s Africa Is a Country Radio INTL BLK episode takes a deep dive into the African-influenced music scene of the Colombian Caribbean coast, co-presented by Palmwine.it in celebration of their Guarapo album. Before that we run through some of the latest tunes from the contemporary Afropop landscape with stops in Nigeria and Kenya, as well as take a stop in Brazil to celebrate Carnival. Last but not least, RIP Hugh Masekela.
Tadiwa Madenga’s latest book offers us a biographical portrait of Zimbabwean author Yvonne Vera written through her love of plants, gardens and nature.
Just two weeks on from Les Elephants greatest ever triumph, the Ivorian women’s national team is at its lowest point.
A new book argues for the centrality of Congolese elites and regional powers in perpetuating domestic conflict, but it too easily lets the West off the hook.
Africa Is a Country is happy to announce our collaboration with The Nigerian Scam podcast.
A precariedade da liberdade de imprensa em Angola sob o mandato do presidente João Lourenço.
Burna Boy’s ‘Monsters You Made’ takes the debate about the need for material decolonization outside the ivory tower and into the public sphere.
Fermée depuis juin 2023, l’université de Dakar est devenue le symbole de l’effondrement de la démocratie sénégalaise.
Closed since June 2023, the University of Dakar has become a symbol of the collapse of Senegalese democracy.
BBC’s new documentary about T.B. Joshua’s human rights abuses has stirred debate about the British broadcaster’s intentions.
Cabo Verde’s success at the Africa Cup of Nations temporarily suspended the debate on the identity of the island nation’s people.
O sucesso de Cabo Verde no campeonato africano das nações suspendeu temporariamente o debate sobre a identidade do povo.
The struggle of the Palestinian people has become central in the global movement against US imperialism.
Student organizing is resurging in Nigeria. But to have any impact, students must connect with struggles beyond campus.
Press freedom under President João Lourenço is in bad shape.
It is no surprise that even today, Europe only feels guilt about the episode of the Holocaust and not the principle of genocide which made it possible.
What does it mean to be Malawian?
Between the Grammys and AFCON semi-final, it’s been a big week for the rivalry between Nigeria and South Africa.
Palestine solidarity was widespread at the 2023 AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire, but the tournament’s security apparatus quietly suppressed it.
Recognizing and appreciating creative writers in Kiswahili de-centers the use of imperial and borrowed languages in African literatures.
Anti-authoritarian struggles on the continent aren’t just fighting for democracy, but they are also reimagining it.