Once we dismiss the fiction that Enlightenment liberalism and liberal democracy will inoculate western society from fascism, we can begin the project of actively combating right-wing extremism.
The island nation's celebrated political system was never a gift bestowed, but seized through sheer agency and hard-fought autonomy.
The late Mbiti is praised for indigenizing Christianity. However, his veneration of "African" tradition also served as theological justification for authoritarian rule.
The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics experiment on the poor, but their research doesn't solve poverty.
The film BACK UP! and important conversations about state violence, racism, global imperialism, and, crucially, the internal workings of social movements.
A reflection—by one of the curators—on a Swiss-South African art project exploring eviction and extraction.
In the wake of yet another Ngugi wa Thiong’o snub by the Nobel Committee, we are at a loss. Perhaps a reconsideration of the author’s body of work can provide insight.
The statistics and scenes of violence against black immigrants in South Africa are horrible. A young Cameroonian student in South Africa writes about what it is like to live under such insecurity.
Does the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea—now rewarded with a Nobel Prize—bring the kind of cooperation between the two countries that it aspired to do a year ago?
The passing of American economist Ann Seidman has again spotlighted the impacts of committed scholarship on Africa.
The pop star turned Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, is only the latest in a long line of music-as-politics in Uganda.
Exile and memory from East Africa to the United Kingdom and back again.