How do Morocco and Senegal, the two African countries that had a May '68 of their own, commemorate or debate that legacy 50 years later?
Youth activism and the politics of violence in South Sudan.
There were two key take-aways from the recent elections and their aftermath in Zimbabwe: one, fasting and prayer don't determine election results; and two, social media has profoundly changed the political landscape.
The time is ripe to ask not "does aid work," but "how does aid work?"
Pith helmets and jodhpurs aside, Melania Trump went to four African countries to promote her "Be Best" education initiative. What's that about?
Sixteen years after the end of the Angolan civil war, the Angolan state considers how to properly remember and memorialize the leader of UNITA.
How can Cosatu remain relevant in the face of declining membership and a failing formal economy?
Who gets to host future editions of the men's soccer World Cup is not just big business, but also a bargaining chip in international relations.
What will it take to get Germany to own up fully to its colonial history, specifically the atrocities it committed during the Genocide in Namibia?
The Arsenal 'Visit Rwanda' sponsorship deal is government image management 101.
Policymakers need to properly assess the risks to ordinary Congolese people from expanding the “conflict minerals” category.
South Africa's white nationalists are finally in the spotlight, thanks to Donald Trump. Nobody likes what they see.
The planned global Education Outcomes Fund—the UN seems onboard—would create markets for “non-state” providers while guaranteeing profits for private investors that purchase “impact bonds.”
Europe’s anti-immigrant far right movements find willing African allies to amplify their offensive messages.
Star players in Cameroon's national soccer team have always doubled as PR pawns for the protracted rule of Paul Biya, the country's aging and hard-line head of state.
Nkrumah's government was driven by large scale state development projects. They have a mixed legacy. Can Ghanaians “redeem” the fruits of his development visions?
Bobi Wine, building off political protest of the last decade has become a symbol for a new politics in Uganda and a threat to Museveni's hold on power.
Eddison Zvobgo was both implicated in and a critic of Mugabe's rule. He paid for it. His niece remembers him.
2018 witnessed a fundamental shift in how Ethiopia's ruling party governs. How did it come about, what is incomplete about this transition, and what happens next.
A brief history of MN Roy, an Indian delegate to the Mexican Communist Party and how the Soviet Union came to support liberation efforts in colonized nations.