Nairobi is already witnessing the sidelining of democratic institutions. Now a new city management agency is further excluding the public.
How the international soundtrack to Black Lives Matter critiques the present by reworking the past.
To consider Bob Marley today demands we look back across distance to the place and age that brought him to us.
South Africa failed to qualify for the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon and has failed to qualify for the World Cup since 2002. What else can their long suffering fans endure?
The presence of successful female writers, directors, and producers set Ethiopia’s film industry apart from Hollywood, Bollywood, and the rest of world cinema.
The political philosopher Achille Mbembe’s latest book asks us to emerge from the enclosure of race.
Stuart Hall, the British-Jamaican cultural theorist, would have been open to and pragmatic about the ideas of the younger generations of anti-racists now in the making.
The loss of African languages, their link with identity, and their role in forging decolonial futures.
Then make the intimate connection between the horror unleashed on Europe’s Jews and the preceding centuries of atrocities perpetrated by the “Enlightened” West on those they colonized and enslaved.
In the second video from our Capitalism In My City project, Dennis Esikuri talks to everyday Nairobians about the current employment opportunities in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.
In the first video from a series for the Capitalism In My City project, Brian Mathenge decodes what everyday capitalism looks like from the margins of Nairobi.
The historically fraught relationship of metropole and colony persists between France and Algeria, as a recent “symbolic” gesture reveals.
The writer’s brother died in the political violence that has become part of how political power is being contested in Ethiopia.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s various rationalizations and obstructions for his crimes make for good drama. But they also reveal Zuma’s aversion to the rule of law.
The vagueness around who is and isn’t a “tribe of Kenya” is a double-edged sword. The persistence of ethnic classification and counting can be pernicious.
In Nigeria, we should train and empower communities to participate in security measures, rather than arming militias.
Facebook and its “family” of services are a one-way street towards greater integration, data exploitation, and erosions of privacy by an increasingly monopolistic company.
Today's social movements rely on tech collectives to organize safely. But few know the history of other technologies used by earlier liberation movements.
Tracing the digital contours of the settler colony helps us understand how old inequalities will shape a future with artificial intelligence.
Philanthrocapitalists are driving massively profitable schemes dressed up as eco-friendly, pro-poor solutions to climate disaster.