The weakening of Nigeria’s oil trade unions has a devastating impact on workers. Now workers are paid by Shell and others to sabotage union strikes and actions.
The United States must make the choice to side with the majority of Ugandans who would like to see democracy take root in Uganda.
Ugandan activist and politician Dr. Stella Nyanzi challenges a new generation of women to take up the struggle for political freedoms and revolution.
How did popular music become the battlefield of Uganda’s future? And what are the consequences?
Fatma Alloo (of the Tanzania Media Women’s Association) on how women used the media and cultural spaces to organize and challenge gender norms.
A new project from Cuban rapper El Individuo humanizes the Cuban perspective, inadvertently flying in the face of the United States Republican Party’s agenda.
What counts as “authentic” decolonization as the term takes over our social media and influencer bubbles? And how we can sharpen our activism.
For the peripheries and proletarians of the world—most of the world—Maradona is a symbol of defiance against the football aristocracy, corporate bosses and empire itself.
Speculative fiction by writers from Africa explore viral apocalypses. What can we learn from art on catastrophe?
How has Nigeria’s film industry responded to the protests of #EndSARS?
The anti-Black Lives Matter backlash in South Africa highlights the growing ideological convergence between the far right and conservatives.
The German far right party AfD has extended its revisionism of German history to the colonial era.
Once we dismiss the fiction that Enlightenment liberalism and liberal democracy will inoculate western society from fascism, we can begin the project of actively combating right-wing extremism.
Despite the media’s wish for a neat story, the African continent’s response to COVID-19 is all over the map.
An excerpt of an essay, titled “Nongoloza’s Ghost,” in Lapham’s Quarterly. It’s published in partnership with Africa Is a Country.
As countries expand investment in decentralized renewable energy, its worth keeping an eye on who’s profiting.
Members of the Capitalism In My City project reflect on the commodification of education in Kenya.
What was behind the assassinations in the 1980s of two key anti-apartheid figures: Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, and senior ANC official, Dulcie September?
White settler returnees to Portugal in 1975, and the history of decolonization, can help us understand the complicated category of refugee.
The dynamics of refuge-seeking in southern Mozambique between 1895 and the 1980s.