Assuming today’s socioeconomic crisis benefits the Left is folly. That will only happen if we have the political vision to make class the fault line of social polarization, and for that we need to face the challenge of constructing a new party.
The death of the Zulu king highlights the unresolved issues that continue to shapes lives in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
Many of Nairobi's apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents' lives.
African “refugeeness” in the media, policy, and academia is an essentialist physical image conflating material deprivation and multiple victimhoods.
How early post-independence clarity on the link between food self-sufficiency and national sovereignty offers lessons for contemporary efforts.
The late Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, was initially lauded for his no-nonsense approach to corruption. But the cracks began to appear within months of his presidency.
The Joint Boundary Commission that Lesotho and South Africa have revived, gives hope that some sort of border deal might be possible between the two countries.
Corruption is South Africa’s pandemic—one that has been disenfranchising and killing people long before our transition to democracy.
What is the South African political leader Robert Sobukwe’s legacy today?
#FeesMustFall was the most serious challenge to the post-apartheid political order, but didn’t connect to broader working-class struggles. Now, despite police brutality, students are beginning to make those linkages.
COVID-19 exposes the deadly dominance of neoclassical economics in Africa.
Behind the anxieties about tackling forced displacement and terror, is the recognizable lexicon of racialized difference. This all infuses the practice of humanitarianism.
Shell and its counterparts in the oil industry in Nigeria must accept responsibility for horrors that result from their quests for profit. Everything else is just PR.
Social policy is essential to creating more just African countries. Why is it not the norm across the continent?
Tanzania’s workers are at the highest risk for COVID-19 infections and deaths. Why are trade unions not taking action?
Student militancy has revived in Burkinabè public universities over the past decade. Now, a student movement could slowly transform society.
What would happen if people could transform state policy based on the principle of social justice? The AIDS struggle in South Africa has some lessons.
The Ousmane Sonko / Adji Sarr rape case is allegoric of the treatment of victims of rape and sexual violence in Senegal, a country in which the bodies of women have always been an arena for political battles.
Philanthrocapitalists are driving massively profitable schemes dressed up as eco-friendly, pro-poor solutions to climate disaster.