The Jacob Zuma years were especially damaging for re-introducing South Africans to political leaders who did not fear shame.
Today marks ten years since Aimé Césaire’s death. What would he have thought about the state of the former French colonies today?
The Sauti za Busara festival in Zanzibar aims to show that music is much more than a collection of tunes.
How black women shaped black nationalist and internationalist movements in the twentieth century US.
Striving to be both European and black requires some specific forms of double consciousness — Paul Gilroy in The Black Atlantic.
Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.
The murder of Abu Asvat has clouded Winnie Mandela's legacy. Their deep friendship symbolized what could have been in the struggle for freedom.
An in-depth look at the life and times of Winnie Mandela largely in her own words.
Winnie was everything Africans - and African women in particular - were not supposed to be.
Social media group-think derails any chance for a progressive political movement.
Does Julius Malema’s EFF in South Africa do better by its local party machinery–especially its women officials–than the ANC
New York’s Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute seeks to “document and present the creative genius of African Diaspora cultures.”
Living in the city that hosted the 1884 conference where Western powers divided up Africa for themselves
Dare Olaitan’s film Ojukokoro gets some room to breathe in New York, after being stifled at the box office in Lagos.
A deep dive into the African-influenced music scene of the Colombian Caribbean coast.
What use are academic categories when they reinforce conservative concepts scholars seek to challenge?
Uber’s usual tricks — to provoke price wars in an attempt to increase their share of markets, evade taxes, and undermine workers’ rights — are alive and well in Africa.
Land reform dominates public debate in South Africa. But it comes with a lack of data and a clear policy.
It is key that peacemaking in the CAR prioritize inclusion of minorities, especially Muslim and Peuhl Central Africans.