Uhuru Kenyatta’s political war against his deputy president and supposed ally, William Ruto.
A new documentary about China’s colonization of Malawi reveals how one colonial hand opens the door for another.
On anniversary of the birthday of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of an independent Congo, we ask, “What iconography arose around him, and why is that iconography so diverse?”
In honor of Pride month, we revisit the past which shows that many Africans were unapologetic about their sexuality and gender non-conformity.
Janet McIntosh’s fascinating book, Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans, forces an interrogation of the past.
During the Cold War, Khartoum was very successful in frustrating international solidarity, especially by other Africans, for South Sudan’s independence struggle.
Government money, artistic freedom, and integrity in Kenya in the time of COVID-19.
Africans can lead the charge to decolonize the profit-driven biomedical system by challenging European and American claims to prioritized access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
When the usual rules no longer hold, like in a pandemic, we might find inspiration in the collectivities and working principles of artists.
Father's Day reflections for the time of COVID-19.
The Nigerian scholar and poet, Harry Garuba, who died in February 2020, was a key figure in African Studies and teaching literature in South Africa.
Livermon’s new book explores how South African kwaito artists, Lebo Mathosa and Mandoza, pushed against the boundaries of gender and performance in their music.
Political activist and award winning photojournalist Boniface Mwangi wants to remake Kenyan politics. A new film charts his journey.
First published in 2018, Aida Edemariam’s The Wife’s Tale is an extraordinary book that will help in opening up new narratives about women’s histories.
The painter Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi speaks to Drew Thompson about the evolution of her practice and how she locates herself in contemporary African art.
Raja Casablanca’s fan clubs are well organized, politically active and occasionally violent.
The destruction of Tarkwa Bay in Lagos and the battle over what makes a city and who belongs in it.
The current global discourse on Black Lives Matter does not yet adequately include anti-black racism beyond how the West experiences it.
In his new book of his time in the Trump White House, former US National Security Adviser John Bolton shares Trump’s very few thoughts on Africa.
Teacher, journalist, and photographer, Ndeye Seck, talks about feminism and her teaching practice, the Senegalese education system and her passion for football.
The introduction to our series, “Capital and Labor,” that looks at the current state of the mining industry on the African continent.
In Burkina Faso's mines, the differences between local and foreign workers are significant, especially what they get paid.
Can safety policies in the transnational mining sector in DR Congo break with the past?