More Congolese are displaced from their homes than Iraqis, Yemenis, or Rohingyas. according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The stuff we couldn't cover the second week of December, so we compiled them here in byte sizes.
Plus the great novelist Sarah Ladipo Manyika has put together a list of the best books of the Mugabe years.
And, the terrible experience of Tanzanian women in Oman and the United African Emirates.
The Paradise Papers are shedding light on the mechanics of how African leaders hide their incomes.
Also meet the man who drove Malcolm X around in New York City and introduced him to Fidel Castro.
Including another worrying thread of the American "war on terror" on the continent: the training of vigilantes.
Including, it will come as no shock to any woman that Cairo is ranked the worst city for women in the world.
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.
Twitter a while back: ‘Robert Mugabe is old enough to be Muhammadu Buhari’s father.’ Robert Mugabe,
Happy Father’s Day. This was the week of June 16th–the commemoration of the 1976 Soweto Uprising,
Put on "Gang Signs & Prayer," the debut studio album of Stormzy (Government Name: Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr.), as this is going to be a long Weekend Special.
(1) Identity politics is neoliberalism, as Adolph Reed once said. And it delivers like clockwork. The hip hop
We’re bringing back Weekend Special. Borrowing its title from a song by the late Brenda Fassie,
Weekend Special is all that stuff we wanted to, but did not get around to writing about or just shared on social media.
A bunch of us went to the African Studies Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. This
Weekend Special is basically highlights of the stuff we shared via social media, i.e. Twitter and Facebook. We fell off but feel it's the right time to do it more regularly.
Our weekly update post of things we did not blog about includes a derby goal, a film about the Williams sisters and the passing of a major 20th century South African intellectual.
With this, I am bringing back Weekend Special for all those things we don't have the time to blog about or say more than the required 140 characters on Twitter.
An eclectic playlist of music that features musicians as diverse as Horace Silver, Obour, Black Dillinger and Mzungu Kichaa.