More Congolese are displaced from their homes than Iraqis, Yemenis, or Rohingyas. according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Also: After paying $700m for the last 10 years, in installments, the Swiss government will return the final $320m a former dictator stashed there.
Plus the great novelist Sarah Ladipo Manyika has put together a list of the best books of the Mugabe years.
And, the terrible experience of Tanzanian women in Oman and the United African Emirates.
Including your monthly reminder about the pitfalls of the #AfricaRising narrative.
Also, meet the man who drove Malcolm X around in New York City and introduced him to Fidel Castro.
Including another worrying thread of the American "war on terror" on the continent: the training of vigilantes.
Including, that it will come as no shock to any woman who has been there that Cairo is ranked the worst city for women, in the world.
And the Premier of South Africa's Western Cape province, has called for the country's military to intervene in gang violence like in Rio in Brazil. Is it a good idea?
Twitter a while back: ‘Robert Mugabe is old enough to be Muhammadu Buhari’s father.’ Robert Mugabe,
Happy Father’s Day. This was the week of June 16th–the commemoration of the 1976 Soweto Uprising,
Put on "Gang Signs & Prayer," the debut studio album of Stormzy as this is going to be a long Weekend Special. 20 items deep.
(1) Identity politics is neoliberalism, as Adolph Reed once said. And it delivers like clockwork. The hip hop
We’re bringing back Weekend Special. Borrowing its title from a song by the late Brenda Fassie,
* Weekend Special is all that stuff we wanted to, but did not get around to
A bunch of us went to the African Studies Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. This
This was the week … * We launched Latin America is a Country. (Had to get
1. The gray lady will sing. The New York Times has now featured two West African
With this, I am bringing back Weekend Special for all those things we don’t have the
A few of those things we missed, tweeted or could not get to: