Much of what passes for politics these days is actually just anti-politics: not a function of too much politicization, but a severe lack of it. Where is the left in all this?
At another historical inflection point, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized white Americans’ delusions as the property of the West more broadly.
The weakening of Nigeria’s oil trade unions has a devastating impact on workers. Now workers are paid by Shell and others to sabotage union strikes and actions.
The United States must make the choice to side with the majority of Ugandans who would like to see democracy take root in Uganda.
Ugandan activist and politician Dr. Stella Nyanzi challenges a new generation of women to take up the struggle for political freedoms and revolution.
How did popular music become the battlefield of Uganda's future? And what are the consequences?
Despite the media's wish for a neat story, the African continent's response to COVID-19 is all over the map.
An excerpt of an essay, titled “Nongoloza’s Ghost,” in Lapham’s Quarterly. It's published in partnership with Africa Is a Country.
As countries expand investment in decentralized renewable energy, its worth keeping an eye on who's profiting.
Members of the Capitalism In My City project reflect on the commodification of education in Kenya.
What was behind the assassinations in the 1980s of two key anti-apartheid figures: Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, and senior ANC official, Dulcie September?
The Ugandan government quells public unrest with violence. What won't it do in the name of "security"?
How Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere’s approaches to gender politics, help reshape feminist visions for reclaiming a developmental state.
White settler returnees to Portugal in 1975, and the history of decolonization, can help us understand the complicated category of refugee.
What will it take for the decades-old regime of Cameroon’s President Paul Biya to address the root cause of the country’s senseless conflict?
A new report from the Transnational Institute suggests free trade does nothing but drain Tunisia’s wealth.
One corporation's tax tussle with Tanzania holds many lessons for African countries that continue to struggle with the inequitable share of proceeds from their extractive sectors.
With Kenya in the grip of a global pandemic and grappling with an ailing economy, is constitutional reform really a priority?