In late July, all 160,000 members of Britain's Conservative Party will vote for a new leader. The winner will be Britain's next Prime Minister. The favorite is Boris Johnson, a Trump-like figure with a nostalgia for Empire.
Turn any homophobic corner in Africa and you're guaranteed to run into a delirious celebration of "African culture," but there's nothing African about homophobia.
The future of Kenya's matatus (commuter buses) and their inherent place in the capital Nairobi's culture and society, is all but absent in the government's neoliberal vision for urban planning.
Binyavanga's fashion sensibility (the caftans, the dresses, the hats, the dyed hair) and his choices in his memoir, and his essays, will have a lasting impact.
Binyavanga Wainaina was a writer who not only produced seminal work, but also contributed to and shaped the African literary tradition into what it is today.
Ellen DeGeneres wanted an African story. Achieng Agutu obliged. Don’t hate the player, though, hate the game.
The international body governing track and field announced that the longest distance race to be held will be the 3000 meters. We know who will benefit least from this change.
Ed Pavlic's new novel follows two lovers trading Chicago for Mombasa.
How will Kenya's Constitutional Court rule on colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexuality in Kenya.
Even with the contradictory and violent policies of many African contexts, is emigration to the continent from toxic, racist, rightwing Brazil a viable option for Afro-Brazilians?
The power of having a god who resembles us.
Kenya's prisons are in serious need of reform. Opening the door to private interests is not the solution.
Invisible City [Kakuma], a film about Kenya's largest refugee camps, seems keen on making a point but is anchored on unsteady ground (with some shitty translation).
Mathew Lane Durham's sexual abuse of orphans in Kenya exposes a deeper disfunction with American voluntourism and Christian outreach in Africa.
The planned global Education Outcomes Fund—the UN seems onboard—would create markets for “non-state” providers while guaranteeing profits for private investors that purchase “impact bonds.”
Priya Ramrakha was one of the most prolific photographers of Africa’s independence movements in the 1950s and 1960s. A new book highlights his impact.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: colonial and neocolonial rule cannot survive without the work that prisons perform.
Private education companies have sought to cash in on the development game.
What use are academic categories when they reinforce conservative concepts scholars seek to challenge?
When rain falls on a leopard, it does not wash off his spots. The same can’t be said of Kenya’s media and the opposition after Uhuru Kenyatta’s crackdown.