South African politics urgently needs an injection of electoral energy from the left, that speaks in a language that resonates with voters, rejects chauvinism and embraces democracy.
Are postapartheid norms against open homophobia in party politics eroding in South Africa?
The film The Sound of Masks explores dance, memory and the meaning of life, ancestry, culture and political struggle in postcolonial Mozambique.
In post al-Bashir Sudan, new paradigms animate political action, while old ones have returned. Towards what sort of future might the protesters march?
Ending the capitalist war against nature begins with eco-socialist perspectives and actions.
A response to Panashe Chigumadzi’s essay, “Why I’m No Longer Talking To Nigerians About Race.”
The popular myth holds that most South African major resistance leaders come from its coastal regions. That's not been the case since the mid-1970s.
The post-independence fates of Zimbabwean student activists who fought the Rhodesian regime.
Lasting peace in Sudan’s Darfur region – 300,000 people dead and millions displaced by regime violence – should be a priority for #SudanUprising.
The Tanzania government’s brand of heavy-handed state intervention risks fueling skepticism about the role of the state in development.
The African Continental Free Trade Area and alternatives to neoliberalism.
Labour challenges in Ethiopia’s industrialization.
At the heart of the protest movement in Sudan is a trade union. Proving again that democratic influence and change require collective participation and organization.
When Ruud Gullit won the Ballon d’Or in 1987, he dedicated the award to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela. Then Gullit made a reggae song about Apartheid.
Director Dare Olaitan’s Knock Out Blessing (2018), is nothing less than a meditation on rape culture.
When Ugandan police imprisoned Bobi Wine in his own home, the singer-turned-lawmaker used the internet, music and multiple languages to craft a call for solidarity between civilians and security forces.
Ellen DeGeneres wanted an African story. Achieng Agutu obliged. Don’t hate the player, though, hate the game.
Racist, anti-black stereotypes persist in Arabic literature. It reveals a racial anxiety and othering of Africa among celebrated Arab authors.
A short ‘archeological project’ excavating both the physical and psychic ruins of colonial mining practice in a small town in Liberia.
INTL BLK radio is back with a border crossing mix of Afrobeats and Zouk, as well as an interview with Sierra Leonean electronic music producer Lamin Fofana.