Zimbabwe’s national football was under black control decades before independence—but the colonial legacy of racial segregation still haunts.
One major historical function of the police in South Africa remains: to manage the poor.
Adam Sandler’s film Uncut Gems, Black American identity politics, and the narrative appeal of Ethiopian beginnings.
A new documentary film tells a tale of everyday class, religious, and educational contestations around land in Kenya.
How Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters drive political conversations in South Africa.
What might the fascination in displaying and seeing the body of “the criminal” tell us about South Africa today?
Black popular culture has gained two new heroes in Queen & Slim—a film about desperate violence.
Remembering Adelaide Tantsi Dube’s poem ‘Africa: My Native Land,’ first published in 1913, the same year the white government stripped black South Africans of their land.
The journal’s editor acknowledges that it has a long way to go before most Africa-based scholars recognize it as an especially African journal.
The music of Albalabel, a pioneering women’s group in conservative and patriarchal Sudan, endures over decades of struggle.
The writer, a historian, on scholarly texts, novels, and memoirs that he consulted in writing a political biography of US congressman Mickey Leland and his solidarity politics in Africa.
The writer, a historian of capitalism, white supremacy, and US imperialism, on four books he has been reading.
Recent restrictions on refugees—and the limited protests against them—reflect the degree to which many South Africans see “xenophobia” as legitimate hate.
Authoritarianism, oligarchy, and patriarchy governs the Cameroonian political landscape.
In South Africa, the political class use foreign nationals as scapegoats to obfuscate their role in reproducing inequality. But immigrants are part of the excluded.
Remembering Marcelino dos Santos, founder of Frelimo and the former Vice President of the People’s Republic of Mozambique.
Revisiting the events that led to the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld, a key UN official in the decolonization of Africa during the Cold War.
More and more footballers, many from Africa, are openly displaying their religious beliefs on the fields of Europe’s top leagues.