Western media coverage of Ethiopia’s political crisis turns a blind eye to the grassroots movement behind the protests.
In Sudan's capital, security forces arbitrarily enforce a haphazard lockdown.
Regular Kenyans try to survive the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?
Three activists from the Assembly of the Unemployed talk to us about the challenges facing working-class communities in South Africa.
Rather than addressing food scarcity, genetically modified crops may render African farmers and scientists more, not less, reliant on global markets.
Plutôt que de pallier l’insécurité alimentaire, les cultures génétiquement modifiées risquent de rendre les agriculteurs et les scientifiques africains plus, et non moins, dépendants des marchés mondiaux.
The task is to recapture progressive thought and policies from post-independence Africa for our times.
Political solutions to confront Boko Haram’s violence around Lake Chad, need to include regional integration; solving the problem of colonial borders.
What does it mean when a community takes justice into its own hands? Revisiting the case of People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) in Cape Town.
As the death toll from political unrest rises in Mali, what's behind the conflict and how is it likely to end?
The former Chief Justice of Kenya on why only a popular movement to defend the constitution can counter corruption and inequality.
France’s history of violence policing left a legacy of law and disorder, targeting dissidents, in its former colonies.
The death of a University of Dar es Salaam student 30 years ago and sexual harassment in Tanzanian higher education now.
How race came to function as fuel to an exploitative economic system. Take the case of South Africa.
The heat is on in Bamako. The political crisis in Mali is moving so fast, by the time we publish, things have moved on. Here's a good backgrounder.
Black Lives Matter protests build on a long history of anti-racist solidarity and struggle across the Atlantic.
Protestors in Algeria, the US, and elsewhere must begin to imagine what a new, grassroots Third-Worldism of the 21st century may look like.
Anti-racism and political contagion from Save Darfur to Black Lives Matter.
What continuities can be drawn from the murder of Ahmed Timol in apartheid Johannesburg to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis?