Can African scholars write different histories about settler societies—especially as Africans or Africanist scholars based in Africa or in the diaspora? The case of Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe) is instructive.
Why courts should not become a country’s sole moral arbiter, how coronavirus has impact judicial processes in India and South Africa, and more.
A new film set in Djibouti City presents a searing class critique of Somali girlhood.
In Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a partial COVID-19 lockdown has increased domestic violence, but women are not turning to shelters.
Talking to other African women about sexual experiences, desires, and fantasies without feeling judged.
A Kenyan investigative journalist reflects on the capture of a genocidaire in Paris after 26 years on the run and its significance to the families of the victims left in his wake.
Rethinking white societies in Southern Africa from the 1930s to the 1990s, particularly the region’s white workers and white poor and their relationship with white-ruled states.
Why did white mineworkers on the Zambian Copperbelt not seriously resist decolonization?
The imperial legacy of the camera and the narrative power of words and images.
A film about North Korea’s relationship to African countries suggests a unique transcontinental relationship that resists easy classification.
Activists in the occupied territories reinvent the Freedom Rides of 1960s America and in the process link US and Palestinian struggles for liberation.
The intersecting dynamics of class and gender, changing beauty ideals, and the expansion of consumer capitalism in Africa.
The Liberian academic and writer talks about citizenship, belonging, and what unites her fragmented nation.
The recent news of evictions and mistreatment of African students in China during the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in a history of violence and discrimination.
What do we gain by exposing the material shortcomings of African health systems?
We need swift, bold, and decisive action on debt relief and monetary creation in Africa in order to face the coronavirus crisis and prevent many ordinary Africans from paying with their lives.
In South Africa, we are not in a situation where we need to choose between saving lives and protecting livelihoods. It is far worse. We are in danger of losing both.
The author of a book on football and revolution in Egypt gives us a list of must reads on football in the Middle East and North Africa.
The legacy of Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died from COVID-19, helps us understand how powerful and yet constrained Nigeria’s Presidency is.
The fundamental flaws in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plan to make jails profitable.
The United States’ military operations in Somalia are not well known because they’e carried out secretly or via proxies. COVID-19 hasn’t slowed them down.
The climate crisis, resource extraction, and the insurgency by a group claiming affiliation to ISIL in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province.
Efforts to introduce ‘peacebuilding’ as panacea to current trends in US military spending do little to shift the imperialist status quo.