Ashley Kriel, murdered on 9 July 1987, embodied a kind of politics that people feel are missing from South African politics today: tireless commitment and sacrifice.
The parallels between COVID-19 and the 1910s in Kampala, when the colonial regime used a series of plagues to cut Ugandans out of the capital city.
How poor urban youth in Nairobi are criminalized by systemic violence that denies them jobs, justice, and freedoms.
The hashtag movement #WeAreTired highlights that rape is an epidemic in Nigeria, but nobody in power wants to tackle it.
As the South African ruling class wages a protracted war against the poor and working class, it grows comfortable with the idea that people have more or less accepted the status quo.
Lessons for Americans in the age of Black Lives Matter, from the Niger Delta’s long struggle for environmental justice.
Government money, artistic freedom, and integrity in Kenya in the time of COVID-19.
Africans can lead the charge to decolonize the profit-driven biomedical system by challenging European and American claims to prioritized access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
When the usual rules no longer hold, like in a pandemic, we might find inspiration in the collectivities and working principles of artists.
Father's Day reflections for the time of COVID-19.
With a new book, Chimurenga resurrects Festac, the blackest and largest ever gathering of artists from Africa and its diaspora in 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Islam is interpreted to establish the dominance of men, and this male supremacy is at the root of all our problems.
A new documentary about China’s colonization of Malawi reveals how one colonial hand opens the door for another.
On anniversary of the birthday of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of an independent Congo, we ask, “What iconography arose around him, and why is that iconography so diverse?”
In honor of Pride month, we revisit the past which shows that many Africans were unapologetic about their sexuality and gender non-conformity.
Raja Casablanca’s fan clubs are well organized, politically active and occasionally violent.
The labor and political organizing of Somali immigrants in the US Midwest should inspire more Americans to join the broader movement for worker rights and racial equality.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s political war against his deputy president and supposed ally, William Ruto.
The destruction of Tarkwa Bay in Lagos and the battle over what makes a city and who belongs in it.
The current global discourse on Black Lives Matter does not yet adequately include anti-black racism beyond how the West experiences it.
In his new book of his time in the Trump White House, former US National Security Adviser John Bolton shares Trump’s very few thoughts on Africa.
In Burkina Faso's mines, the differences between local and foreign workers are significant, especially what they get paid.
Can safety policies in the transnational mining sector in DR Congo break with the past?