Solange and two other US artists want to solve the problem of access to water in Africa by teaming up with Coco Cola. That sounds like a contradiction.
As the dominant narrative about Paul Kagame began to change, some Western journalists failed to catch up. They get mad when that’s pointed out.
The campaign is accompanied by print ads featuring celebrities in coffins to represent their digital deaths. Can this stop, please?
Charles Taylor’s trial at the International Criminal Court is verging on the trivial.
Two years later, Barack Obama’s election as US President still influence cultural production on the continent.
The United Nations just made public a report about human rights abuses committed by Rwandan troops against Hutu refugees in then-Zaire in 1996-1997.
Bono and Ali Hewson, his wife, wants to revitalize apparel manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa by manufacturing the clothes from their brand in China and Peru.
The new colonialism: the Africa being carved up into game reserves and concession areas to provide exclusive eco experiences for the rich.
Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, for all the people he’s helped, lacks critical self-reflection.
Shakira should acknowledge “Waka Waka” is a rip off of a Cameroonian song. Everyone knows that. Also pay the original composers.
Belgian photographer captures grassroots football in 30 villages across 10 countries in west and southern Africa.
Alex Perry’s work is Exhibition 1,000,003 of the kind of laziness that’s allowed when you write about Africa.
A short film imagines what if Pele, who can claim to be the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), scored his final international goal against Argentina, Brazil’s greatest rival.
The photographer Krisanne Johnson believes you can learn many things about a country by the way youth live—from fashion to music to home environments.
The comedy “Get him to the Greek” is a forgettable vehicle for Russell Brand, except for the spoof music video “African Child” opening the film.
US writers about soccer beginning to display the same kinds of sports-commenter crypto racism that has been pretty standard issue in Europe for quite a while.
Africa is not just represented by five nations in the World Cup. Its diaspora is also here courtesy of Euro-American and South American squads.
Why does a prominent American zoo have an exhibition of Africans? Because European peoples and their descendants do not belong in such a place.
We should talk about American celebrities’ obsession with adopting African babies. The mostly unfunny comedian Pauly Shore is not our guide.
The breathless reporting of Madonna’s various doings in Africa, including when she is given credit for things she didn’t even do, should stop.