It is time discuss food sovereignty in the Middle East and North Africa, again.
During Christmas 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed at a concert in Lesotho that deeply challenged and disturbed South Africa’s apartheid regime. The record of that concert is being reissued.
No child should choose between having food, love, and a roof over their head or being their full self.
Historian Peter Cole’s book on dockworkers in apartheid South Africa and San Francisco gets beyond slogans to vital historical truths.
A Nigerian play and its leading man confront western misrepresentations.
A UN film pushes an ambitious plan to mitigate the impact of climate change on the Sahel by planting trees across it. But, averting disaster requires even bigger thinking.
The works of Frantz Fanon can be read as architectural renderings of rights, futures, and generations toward a “very different Afro-futurism.”
The historical novel is in vogue across the continent, challenging how we conceive of the nation, and how we write its histories.
A new book of essays offers a nuanced glimpse into the complexities of reporting on the Arab world, including North Africa.
Football and neoliberal repression go together in Egypt.
On the United Kingdom’s attempts to finance the construction of large-scale prison facilities in former colonies, to where it wants to deport undocumented migrants.
Where does the idea that Zambia is a Christian nation come from?
Prevailing thoughts on slums stress their transitory character, but the complexity of everyday life in slums, including how people manage survival, is lost in the way they are understood from the outside.
The so-called “peaceful transition” in Mauritania, from colonialism to political independence, isn’t unanimously understood as such inside the country, and it reflects older rivalries.
To say we are “allies” would be to delude ourselves into thinking that some of us are safe. We are not safe.