Zimbabwe’s national football was under black control decades before independence—but the colonial legacy of racial segregation still haunts.
One major historical function of the police in South Africa remains: to manage the poor.
Adam Sandler’s film Uncut Gems, Black American identity politics, and the narrative appeal of Ethiopian beginnings.
A new documentary film tells a tale of everyday class, religious, and educational contestations around land in Kenya.
How Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters drive political conversations in South Africa.
Recent restrictions on refugees—and the limited protests against them—reflect the degree to which many South Africans see “xenophobia” as legitimate hate.
Authoritarianism, oligarchy, and patriarchy governs the Cameroonian political landscape.
Rémanences autoritaire, oligarchique et mâlecentrée de l’espace politique camerounais.
In South Africa, the political class use foreign nationals as scapegoats to obfuscate their role in reproducing inequality. But immigrants are part of the excluded.
Remembering Marcelino dos Santos, founder of Frelimo and the former Vice President of the People’s Republic of Mozambique.
What might the fascination in displaying and seeing the body of “the criminal” tell us about South Africa today?
The writer, a historian, on scholarly texts, novels, and memoirs that he consulted in writing a political biography of US congressman Mickey Leland and his solidarity politics in Africa.