The current leadership in Kenya is made up of individuals whose personal interests run through virtually every sector of Kenya’s economy. Including when they negotiate trade deals.
African Studies scholars write for the gate-keepers, to prove our own legitimacy, for the stimulation of conferences and the relief of rising recognition by algorithms.
The Nigerian drama “Òlòtūré,” about sex work and sex trafficking in the country’s commercial capital, which premiered on Netflix, is mostly uncomfortable. And not in a good way.
Influence exhilarates. It also makes people nervous. Writers, artists, scholars, researchers—we all seem to want to be “influential.” Less often do we want to admit to being “influenced.”
The stories of African immigrants to the United States tell vivid tales of unimaginable anti-Blackness through foreign terrains.
How managing COVID-19 and other crises necessitates Africa’s structural transformation, and what we can learn from the early post-independence development projects.
This week on AIAC: Wangui Kimari and Benjamin Fogel on the politics of anti-corruption, and then the particular case of Tanzania with Sabatho Nyamsenda and Elisa Greco. Stream live on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter.
Communities that live and work in African woodlands must become central to conservation efforts.
Kenya's 2010 Constitution put limits on men's dominance of public institutions, including parliament. Since then, men have done everything to sabotage it, but also to scrap it altogether.
South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarized urban policing and how we imagine the post-COVID city.
Women in southern Kaduna recently marched clad and unclad to demand an end to deadly violence. Suddenly, the customs surrounding the repression of the female body no longer mattered.
Addressing antisemitism in anti-Zionist politics and what Africans can do about the occupation.