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.
The rise of populism across the US and Western Europe has been well documented, but it is not only an American or European issue. The case of Lesotho.
The Marikana mine killings in August 2012 showed that South Africa's problems are no longer specific to the apartheid legacy, but about more global issues of poverty and inequality.
For Zimbabweans, we're back where we started, then. Hope, no change. Still.
So far, the only real beneficiaries of the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea are Ethiopia and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
When will the state-sanctioned violence in Cameroon be sufficient to cause Western nations to stop supporting President Paul Biya and his military?
Recent events reveal the Mnangagwa administration in Zimbabwe will extend, if not intensify, the kleptocracy, corruption and repression of the Mugabe regime.
Everyone but the Chibok girls--subjects of #BringBackOurGirls--and their families in Nigeria have moved on, but history does not march on for the victims.
On the eve of Zimbabwe's elections, it's worth reflecting on the British government's expropriation of Southern Rhodesia, and the mark that act left on the country 100 years later.
The pace of rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia, longtime foes who have been in deadlock for the last 20 years, changes quickly. It is hard to keep up.
Italian politics has taken a sharp turn to the right. Migrants, especially African ones, bear the brunt of their rhetoric. Its ground zero for a new rightwing politics.
Western media can’t seem to get enough of Moyo: her ideas stray little from old neoliberal mantras so endlessly recycled by establishment elites in the US and Europe.
To address high unemployment in Ghana, many entrepreneurs and “labor experts” present volunteerism as the way out of poverty and unemployment.