In 1975, seeing how a communist victory in Angola’s civil war would boost the morale of Vietnamese freedom fighters, Henry Kissinger wanted to plan a covert operation against the MPLA.
Morocco is one of the United States’ oldest allies, so when it occupied Western Sahara in 1975, the right to self-determination of the Sahrawi people mattered little.
In the 1970s, Kissinger believed that the liberation of southern Africa from white-minority rule represented a Cold War setback.
It is often imagined that world opinion was always united in its opposition to apartheid in South Africa—it wasn’t. Today, global indifference to Palestine is changing too.
Choosing to focus on denouncing Palestinian violence is akin to asking them to passively accept their fate—to die quietly and not resist.
What does Javier Milei’s presidential victory mean for Argentina’s black and indigenous minorities?
Kenya is one of Israel’s closest allies in Africa. But the Ruto-led government isn’t alone in silencing pro-Palestinian speech.
The marketization of climate action, epitomized by Kenyan president William Ruto, allows the super-rich to buy their safety while the rest of us are left behind.
Africa’s largest arms trader is trying to obscure its ties with apartheid Israel, and its connections to other autocratic regimes.
Although the South African government is one of the most vocal supporters of the Palestinian cause, its actions tell a different story.
As the slaughter continues unabated in Gaza, it is abundantly clear that both the present and history are often written by the victors.
Young people have become an influential demographic in Nigerian politics. But are they a coherent political constituency?
How Guinea's former president, Moussa Dadis Camara, nearly broke out of prison.
Israel’s assault on Gaza has shown, once again, that the UN Security Council is ineffective when it comes to preventing wars and protecting the human rights of all people.
Israel’s impugnity in Gaza and the West Bank is enabled not only by its backers in the West, but by the widespread indifference of large parts of society.
Access to water in Nairobi is horribly unequal. The World Bank, Nairobi Water Company, and development economists exploited this unjust context to treat poor Kenyans like guinea pigs.
Imagining and demanding the decolonization of Palestine means acting to decolonize all the colonial states in the world, from Brazil to Australia, including the USA and Chile.
If slavery is the material and metaphysical womb of the modern world, reparations will require nothing less than the end of this world.
South Africans have to demand an academic boycott of Israel, in the same way much of the Global South boycotted apartheid South Africa’s universities.
American universities are trying to silence anyone who speaks up against Israel’s occupation and bombardment of Gaza.