Africa No Filter

The secretary of a Tanzanian bus drivers' union explains why the system of privately owned commercial buses is breaking down. He proposes collective ownership.

In Somalia young people are the majority, yet have to act and perform “age"—appear older—to succeed or get anywhere in life.

Displacing African Studies outside of Africa and emptying it of any transformative potential, obscures its revolutionary legacy and converts it into an impotent, banal field.

Passport privilege remains an entirely unaddressed, unsustainable inequity, and the most consistently overlooked factor that defines every single immigration debate and "crisis" of movement and migration.

Scandals like the one at More Than Me—the US charity that failed to protect school girls in its care from rape by staff—are common in even the most elite aid organizations.

The major problem with the term "decolonization" is its status as empty signifier, argues South African psychologist Wahbie Long.

A critical look at some of the problematic assumptions that defined African literature during the decades of its inception.

An interview with Berlin-based Sierra Leonean electronic musician Lamin Fofana on Europe's longtime fascination with African culture.

Brazil is the world’s second-largest African nation, but just elected an outright rightwing racist as president. It can't be good for the continent.

The capacity to decide who can move, who can settle, where and under what conditions is increasingly becoming the core of political struggles.

Harlem rapper Sheck Wes's star rises in the shadow of Dapper Dan and Cheikh Amadou Bamba.

African demographic growth is expected to continue unabated over the next century. How should poverty reduction be addressed on the continent?

Would white women in the US have supported #MeToo in the same way if it had been started by women elsewhere in the world?

The author grapples with how to photograph the lives of her neighbors in a part of North East Nigeria, where Boko Haram is on a reign of terror.

A reflection on police brutality in Nigeria on the anniversary of the death of the 'Apo Six.'

For decades, Big Men in different forms have had their day in Africa, and have forced us to celebrate it. It's time for a change.