The charge is “misusing a computer.” Dr. Stella Nyanzi remains incarcerated to this day in Luzira Women’s Prison.
At this year’s New York African Film Festival, we saw films united by key thematic concerns, some of them quite unexpected.
Africa is apparently hot in Hollywood, but can Hollywood be trusted with African stories?
The future of Kenya’s matatus (commuter buses) and their inherent place in the capital Nairobi’s culture and society, is all but absent in the government’s neoliberal vision for urban planning.
What a documentary film on running can tell us about Ethiopia’s development trajectory.
In memory of J. Michael Dash, the Caribbean thinker and literature scholar.
Binyavanga's fashion sensibility (the caftans, the dresses, the hats, the dyed hair) and his choices in his memoir, and his essays, will have a lasting impact.
Dedicated to the memory of the writer’s friend: the rebel and genius, Binyavanga Wainaina.
Binyavanga Wainaina was a writer who not only produced seminal work, but also contributed to and shaped the African literary tradition into what it is today.
Looking inside ourselves and working on the dark hearts of our colonial crap.
Ghana is facing widespread illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in its coastal waters causing economic hardship in fishing communities.
As the African Union embarks on its most ambitious project—creating the largest free-trade area in the world—we have some questions.
In contrast to renewed fears in the west over Russian expansionism in Africa, Russia’s increased presence on the continent is mostly about pursuing lucrative business opportunities.
Beyond national elections, the Y’en a Marre political movement is changing Senegalese civic and political life for future generations.
Jerry Rawlings is widely cited by working class people as one of Ghana’s best presidents. But his legacy is complicated by his association with political violence as a military dictator, and by his ushering in of neoliberalism.
The popular myth holds that most South African major resistance leaders come from its coastal regions. That's not been the case since the mid-1970s.
The post-independence fates of Zimbabwean student activists who fought the Rhodesian regime.
A film about Cape Town’s water crisis raises profound questions about the character and stability of South Africa’s post-apartheid trajectory.
A commentary on how Egyptian society treats the abandoned, disabled, or those suffering from ailments deemed a risk.
A documentary film takes Fanon’s ideas out of the past and tracks the ways in which his ideas are resonating with today’s young across the planet.
What does Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine say about what happened to Fela Kuti’s legacy in Nigeria.
How should Belgium’s Africa Museum address its colonial past?
When Ruud Gullit won the Ballon d’Or in 1987, he dedicated the award to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela. Then Gullit made a reggae song about Apartheid.