One major historical function of the police in South Africa remains: to manage the poor.
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.
Rémanences autoritaire, oligarchique et mâlecentrée de l’espace politique camerounais.
Authoritarianism, oligarchy, and patriarchy governs the Cameroonian political landscape.
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.
Revisiting the events that led to the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld, a key UN official in the decolonization of Africa during the Cold War.
COSATU, South Africa's largest trade union federation, has a plan to simultaneously tackle climate change and unemployment.
Are plans for ‘reform’ of West African currency, fueled by anticolonial sentiment, merely ‘rebranding’ the status quo?
Because he wants to shock his audience, the influential French philosopher and TV personality doesn’t help us make sense of political violence in Nigeria.
What alternative pathways are available towards accountable governance in Nigeria?
The precariousness of life for women gig workers—in services like cleaning, driving, gardening, beauty supply, and catering—in Kenya.
An effective response to imminent starvation in Zimbabwe requires listening to the country's farmers.
Colonial land grievances and the politics of redistribution in contemporary Kenya.
Staff writer Will Shoki sits down with Ugandan-born rapper and housing advocate Zohran Mamdani about his bid to represent Queens in the New York State Assembly.
The unexpected and twisting relationship between religion, pan-Africanism, and LGBTQ activism.
War, peace, and cooperation among herder-farmers in northeastern Uganda.
It is no longer shocking to witness the prejudice among French institutions and intelligentsia against Africa and Africans.
Multinational corporations are considered motors for development in Africa and the Dutch beer giant Heineken is often cited as one of the best examples. The reality is different and distressing.
The German far right party AfD has extended its revisionism of German history to the colonial era.