No figure in the Arab world embodies the ideals and contradictions of Pan-Arabism more than Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Africans rarely re-evaluate ourselves, the basis of our knowledge and our traditions on our own terms, argues Sierra Leonean writer Ishmael Beah.
A footballing minnow has shocked the great names of African football with a series of audacious, spirited displays, making it all the way to the 2013 Afcon final.
Filmmakers Newton Aduaka and Haile Gerima and film critic and scholar, Mbye Cham, assess Fespaco 2013.
Liberians and the footballing world seem eager to coronate George Weah, Africa’s only winner of the World Player of the Year award as the country's next president.
These young ones who have just been born do not respect authority simply because the rules say they should.
What is it with the long practice in British racing of adding an African appellation to a race horse's name. Most African countries now have at least one horse name after it.
The radical politics of the professional middle classes—too often found full of rhetoric, but short on action—are explored in Leo Zeilig’s new novel, The World Turned Upside Down.
Everyone but the Chibok girls--subjects of #BringBackOurGirls--and their families in Nigeria have moved on, but history does not march on for the victims.
Music’s ingratiating moral mask has withered, revealing a disfigured face whose true ethical philosophy is, as Lauryn Hill once noted, “paper thin.”
On the other side of the pandemic, we must strengthen and build strong working-class movements to challenge imperialism and neocolonialism.
For the peripheries and proletarians of the world—most of the world—Maradona is a symbol of defiance against the football aristocracy, corporate bosses and empire itself.
I asked African and Africanist thinkers and commentators what they make of Syriza's approach to dealing with creditors and what wider connections they can draw to our conditions.
Five films pointing to new directions for African cinema -- by some of the most exciting young filmmakers from the continent.
It's worth remembering that the outcome of this election will represent stability more than change.
Paris-based rap group MC Malcriado--captures Cabral's appeal to the new generation.