What lessons can we draw from 1960s and 1970s anticolonialism and pan-Africanism to rethink the nation state today?
What is the proper way for young Zimbabweans to remember Robert Mugabe's legacy?
How an autocratic strain of pan-Africanism of the early 1960s shaped Robert Mugabe.
Can policing deliver justice in South Africa? The short answer to that question has been, decidedly, no.
The microcredit industry is not a driver of development and poverty reduction, but quite the opposite: it is an "anti-developmental" intervention.
Live TV broadcasts of political rallies, funerals and press conferences, may be more decisive than social media in shaping mass debate in South Africa.
With Mugabe's death, might there be space for a new self-definition as a nation in Zimbabwe, as a broad family of nationals, with a shared national project?
The question of who belongs in South Africa, stains any project that aims to build a more equal and inclusive society.
Comment le vol de cadavres au Gabon reflète la politique du pays.
How stealing corpses in Gabon reflects its politics.
On the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) the organized force behind the revolutionary uprising in Sudan.
Following the new UN report on climate change and agricultural land use, David S. Williams highlights the effects climate changes will have on communities in informal urban areas.
How women farm workers in North Africa, specifically Morocco, are achieving justice on the job.
Last month the government of South Sudan passed a decree that the national anthem could not be sung not in the presence of the President. What could be behind this decision?
On Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo, known as Hemitti, the man behind the massacres against Sudanese protesters.
While protests in the north of Algeria grabs headlines today, protest and dissent in the Algerian Sahara have been going on for decades.
On national anniversaries and democratic survival.
Poor Nairobi residents pay close to four times more for water that is much less clean, adequate or consistent.
Investments in military infrastructure by global powers, such as China and the United States, have increased on the African continent in recent years.
Development aid and promoting the foreign interests of Dutch businesses like Shell and Heineken are coupled in the world's fifth poorest nation. Critics aren't convinced it's a good deal.