COVID-19 exposed and exacerbated inequality and insecurity in North Africa's food systems. But the roots of the current crisis can be found in the legacy of colonialism and new forms of imperialism.
Muammar Gaddafi occupies a contested space in the histories of postcolonial Africa. What about his Libyan opponents?
Any talk about green transition and sustainability must not become a façade for neocolonial schemes of plunder and domination.
In an agreement between the EU and African countries, refugees held at sea in the Mediterranean cannot claim rights to asylum. They are forever in limbo.
Nostalgia for Gaddafi reflects a depressing understanding of African politics which rules that a dictator is better than a chaotic political void.
Racism and discrimination are central to the social and cultural hierarchy in the Maghreb. Libya is no exception.
Smugglers are in most cases merely the “poor man’s” travel agent; a deregulated, brazen, relatively cheap and lucrative travel agency for refugees and people with no passports.
Alessandro Spina produced one of the greatest indictments against colonialism and jingoism, as well as a tribute to the Mediterranean’s cosmopolitanism.
Would former US Assistant Secretary for Africa, Susan Rice, have been a good choice for Barack Obama's Secretary of State?
Mali’s rebel armies, their shifting alliances and their fans make for quite a spectacle.
Britain's secret service, MI5, passed on sensitive information to their Libyan colleagues to torture dissidents.
Muammar Gaddafi relied extensively on mercenaries from elsewhere in Africa to secure his rule. It is usually assumed they're black Africans. It turns out a lot of them come from South Africa. And they're white.
Colonel Gaddafi's alleged use of "black mercenaries," has put the question of race in Libya's revolution front and center.