On 25 November 2016, Fidel Castro passed away. To many Africans Fidel was a hero, playing a central role in their liberation from colonialism.
We asked a group of experts--journalists, academics and an architect--a bunch of questions about the elections. First: Does it matter whoever Ghanaians elect as president?
Burkina Faso is finally beginning to do right by the memory of revuolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara.
Don't worry, we'll cook up some stuff for the fall and we'll be back on September 1. In the meantime, you can go potter around the website and catch up on our archive.
The political theorist Achille Mbembe, from the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, describes South Africa
Recently, Aubrey Bloomfield, a graduate student at The New School, and I wrote a piece for
Why do so many African leaders overstay their welcome or break electoral rules?
The year that Prince Akeem, Queen Aoleon, King Jaffe Joffer and the "African" Kingdom of Zamunda made a spectacular comeback.
This summer Nigeria’s Broadcasting Corporation, or whoever is in charge of censoring content there, decided to
Boima is on vacation this week, so the rest of us scanned the music pages. We
For African immigrants to South Africa, belonging may be akin to that of brown or black person somewhere in Europe. That's how alienating South Africa can be.
Three of my favorite entries copied from Galeano's "Soccer in Sun and Shadow."