The link between knowing history and political agency in northern Ghana.
The identities, liberal or homophobe are cultural and political. They are not a perfect mirror of the narrative of homophobia in Africa.
Fees Must Fall (#FMF) brought student activism at South Africa's elite universities into the global media spotlight. A new documentary zooms in on the case of Wits in Johannesburg.
Nigeria's former finance minister wrote a book about her time in government. It is a thinly veiled attempt to clean up her image.
Among the Ga people of Ghana, there's more to a coffin and the rituals of death than meets the western eye.
Why agricultural change is political change. Take the case of farmers in Burkina Faso.
A critical look at some of the problematic assumptions that defined African literature during the decades of its inception.
A Dutch woman of Ugandan descent reflects on growing up with Zwarte Piet.
In Malawi, artists, especially poets—usually associated with progressivism and intellectualism—are the vanguard of a new homophobia.
"Berlin isn't Germany. Just like that website you write for—it's really its own country." – Mohamed Jeballa, partner in a popular Sudanese restaurant in the city.
The curators of the Weltkulturen museum of ethnography in Frankfurt, Germany trace the origins of objects that ended up in their collections, and ask if they were: COLLECTED. BOUGHT. LOOTED?
Invisible City [Kakuma], a film about Kenya's largest refugee camps, seems keen on making a point but is anchored on unsteady ground (with some shitty translation).
A new, massive collection of published and unpublished works by Frantz Fanon, reveals his intellectual and political motivations, but also proves him enigmatic and inscrutable as ever.
Many will read Sisonke Msimang's new memoir for its musings on exile and home, but it is also a political telling of the complicated South African transition.
When black students at an elite school in South Africa's capital protested over how teachers treated them over their hair, everyone noticed. It's not the same in township schools.
In Ghana, political leaders, religious leaders and leading rappers all have one thing in common.
Homosexuality continues to be a dangerous topic in Senegal. There, as in much of the African continent, heteronormative behavior is enforced with violence.
Sierra Leoneans take center stage as storytellers and active witnesses in a new documentary about the Ebola outbreak.
Christian Pentecostalism has crept to the center of public life in Nigeria.
The harsh realities of resistance for a new generation in Joseph Kabila’s Congo.