In the second video from our Capitalism In My City project, Dennis Esikuri talks to everyday Nairobians about the current employment opportunities in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Anyone who lives in fear of getting sick exists in a state of unfreedom.
Has the recent death of Tanzania’s president John Magufuli created new political possibilities?
An encounter on a Cape Town bus forces the writer to think about religion, especially Christianity, and queerness.
Many of Nairobi's apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents' lives.
The late Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, was initially lauded for his no-nonsense approach to corruption. But the cracks began to appear within months of his presidency.
Corruption is South Africa’s pandemic—one that has been disenfranchising and killing people long before our transition to democracy.
COVID-19 exposes the deadly dominance of neoclassical economics in Africa.
2020 has given us an archive of heart-breaking examples of the politically transformative power of care.
Tanzania’s workers are at the highest risk for COVID-19 infections and deaths. Why are trade unions not taking action?
Philanthrocapitalists are driving massively profitable schemes dressed up as eco-friendly, pro-poor solutions to climate disaster.
Just ten nations have administered 75% of the vaccines worldwide. Countries like South Africa are being left behind.
Cities will continue to exist and grow despite the coronavirus crisis because of the distinctly human need for social interaction, physical contact, and collaboration.
The global public health industry is complicit in the reproduction of “the African tragedy.”
Governments need funds for stimulus packages and aid to address COVID-19. But corporate tax avoidance and tax breaks for aid in African countries is undermining emergency responses.
Despite the media's wish for a neat story, the African continent's response to COVID-19 is all over the map.
In a Kenya coping with COVID-19 restrictions, circumcision season presents an impossible choice between tradition and civil obedience.