We are exploring the culture and history of the World Cup for the next month while the tournament goes on.
20 years after English and Tunisian football fans clashed in the streets of Marseille, their teams again meet in their opening match up.
One Ghanaian football fan wrestles with which teams to support in this year’s World Cup after the Black Stars failed to qualify.
Reliving the epic quarterfinal match between France and Brazil at Mexico ’86.
A Canadian immigrant father’s Egyptian football nationalism, and reflections on World Cup fever from Cairo.
Sergio Ramos’ injury to Mohamed Salah in the 2018 UEFA Champion’s League final set him up for a world of insults from Egyptian football fans.
A reflection on police brutality in Nigeria on the anniversary of the death of the 'Apo Six.'
For decades, Big Men in different forms have had their day in Africa, and have forced us to celebrate it. It's time for a change.
A remembrance for Father’s Day.
A group of esteemed Nigerian thinkers come together and chat about rapper Falz’s take on the viral “This Is…” video meme.
South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks, gets a black captain for the first time in its history–24 years after the end of Apartheid.
Why has Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video resonated with so many people around the world?
On The New York Times’ tone deaf essays portraying the Nigerian women who managed to escape Boko Haram’s captivity.
In INTL BLK episode 5, deejays Chief Boima and Francesca Harding take a look at race and cultural difference in Latin America through the lens of trap music.
A study of Reuters suggests news media is not a simple mirror to the world: News content is a crafted, cultural product.
If media claims to be a tool for deepening democracy and development in Africa, why is it necessary for protesters to resort to burning and barricading?
China is developing a media footprint in Africa, via providing digital TV services and a global news channel.
Having learnt from years of extolling “technological revolution,” isn’t it time we ask the right question(s) about data in Africa?
What will the renewed land debate in South Africa mean for the border woes of neighbors such as Lesotho?
It is worth revisiting the context for the mass killings, how historians have studied it since and casting a revisionist eye.
Paul Biya’s inability to address the crisis in the country’s Anglophone region is pushing the nation to the brink.
History will reward those thinkers whose ideals and actions remained aligned with the people.
Has migration policy reckoned with epidemics like Ebola?