Israel projected itself as a plucky postcolonial nation. Many African nations and leaders bought into it. Israel's occupation of the Sinai in 1967, changed that.
Now that we have had time to process it: Uganda's January 2021 elections were a key step in the country's long transformation towards a fully fledged neoliberal society.
Nairobi is already witnessing the sidelining of democratic institutions. Now a new city management agency is further excluding the public.
In the second video from our Capitalism In My City project, Dennis Esikuri talks to everyday Nairobians about the current employment opportunities in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The historically fraught relationship of metropole and colony persists between France and Algeria, as a recent “symbolic” gesture reveals.
The writer's brother died in the political violence that has become part of how political power is being contested in Ethiopia.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s various rationalizations and obstructions for his crimes make for good drama. But they also reveal Zuma’s aversion to the rule of law.
The vagueness around who is and isn’t a “tribe of Kenya” is a double-edged sword. The persistence of ethnic classification and counting can be pernicious.
In Nigeria, we should train and empower communities to participate in security measures, rather than arming militias.
The Indigenous people of the Tibesti mountain range that straddles northern Chad and Libya have been neglected and stigmatized by the elites who control and favor development of the south.
The Southern Africa retail chain boasts massive profits, but its workers in Namibia are shortchanged.
Since colonization, Africa has provided its best raw materials for the global North. Can countries finally break this pattern?
The latest COVID-19 crisis in India is overshadowing a farmers' revolt over land and agriculture. That revolt holds lessons for Africans.
What does the expansion of artificial intelligence in warfare look like in West Africa and other US military outposts?
There is a lesson in the struggle for South African freedom: South Africans seeking solidarity understood they were speaking to specific audiences, not to an undifferentiated global community, and they strove to meet people where they were.
What do we know about the potential for new kinds of social movements in South Africa?
South Africans fight for “adequate housing,” freedom from eviction, and a government that will progressively realize both of these goals.
Anyone who lives in fear of getting sick exists in a state of unfreedom.