Reclaiming Africa's Early Post Independence History

Since colonization, Africa has provided its best raw materials for the global North. Can countries finally break this pattern?

What lessons for today are there from how post-independence governments in Africa conceptualized sovereignty?

Fatma Alloo (of the Tanzania Media Women's Association) on how women used the media and cultural spaces to organize and challenge gender norms.

How Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere’s approaches to gender politics, help reshape feminist visions for reclaiming a developmental state.

Nkrumah, Nyerere and Senghor were acutely aware of the need to displace the epistemic conditions of colonization in order to transcend it.

How managing COVID-19 and other crises necessitates Africa’s structural transformation, and what we can learn from the early post-independence development projects.

The task is to recapture progressive thought and policies from post-independence Africa for our times.