Africa’s biggest spectacle is happening soon. What does it take to host the African Cup of Nations?
In Nairobi, skateboarding provides an alternative space where consumption is not a prerequisite for entry.
In 1987, a band led by a group of South African Jewish brothers released a song against apartheid repression. Today, its lyrics speak to conditions in Palestine as well.
The African Five-a side podcast continues to explore the stories of five African heads of state and their influence on football. This week, we introduce our striker.
A new film about American civil rights icon Bayard Rustin overlooks his later conservative turn, evident in his attitudes to anticolonial resistance in Africa.
It is often imagined that world opinion was always united in its opposition to apartheid in South Africa—it wasn’t. Today, global indifference to Palestine is changing too.
Choosing to focus on denouncing Palestinian violence is akin to asking them to passively accept their fate—to die quietly and not resist.
Although the South African government is one of the most vocal supporters of the Palestinian cause, its actions tell a different story.
As the slaughter continues unabated in Gaza, it is abundantly clear that both the present and history are often written by the victors.
Israel’s assault on Gaza has shown, once again, that the UN Security Council is ineffective when it comes to preventing wars and protecting the human rights of all people.
This week on the African Five-a-side podcast, we take a look at the kick off of the African qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Environmental protection is deeply-held practice in African spirituality. What happens when it is re-shaped by Christianity and capitalism?
How an experimental periodical led by an individual editor thrived in Nasserist Cairo even though it never joined the canon of revolutionary print.
Something’s different about the reaction to South Africa’s victory at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, its fourth title.
Up next in the African Five-a-side podcast, we name our central defender, and explain how Ghana’s first president boycotted the 1966 FIFA World Cup and won two Afcons.
What does Javier Milei’s presidential victory mean for Argentina’s black and indigenous minorities?
The marketization of climate action, epitomized by Kenyan president William Ruto, allows the super-rich to buy their safety while the rest of us are left behind.
How Guinea’s former president, Moussa Dadis Camara, nearly broke out of prison.
Access to water in Nairobi is horribly unequal. The World Bank, Nairobi Water Company, and development economists exploited this unjust context to treat poor Kenyans like guinea pigs.
A new documentary focuses on using the soil’s carbon absorbent properties to solve the climate change problem.
Social policy is essential to creating more just African countries. Why is it not the norm across the continent?