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.
Where does the idea that Zambia is a Christian nation come from?
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.
Irreecha, an annual ritual celebrated at the end of Ethiopia’s rainy season, offers a window into contemporary socio-political issues.
A Nigerian play and its leading man confront western misrepresentations.
South African film production house kykNET’s dominance skews storytelling on the country’s screens.
While Sisulu’s political career was less celebrated than Nelson Mandela, his wasn’t much less remarkable.
Decolonizing museums requires more than knowledge exchange and lending back stolen artifacts.
The world is out of joint and Immanuel Wallerstein, one of its great public intellectuals, has left us—albeit with tools to battle the dying kicks of capitalism.
Football and neoliberal repression go together in Egypt.
To say we are “allies” would be to delude ourselves into thinking that some of us are safe. We are not safe.
Mass monitoring poses a threat to democratic freedoms as the case of Tunisia shows.
Davis, who died at 84 on October 15th, was a prominent leader of the anti-apartheid movement in the US and an analytical thinker and visionary.
Philanthropy and celebrities are not enough to remedy the inequalities that persist in Kenya.
Opposition parties, inequality, and the politics of failure in the Southern African region.