Burkina Faso’s current crisis will test the resilience of its political institutions.
What censorship about articles in a French journal tells us about the state of France-Africa relations, imperial legacies and the impact these have on the production of knowledge about Francophone Africa.
The UNHCR and African Union’s policy of returning migrants to their countries of origin, suggests that Africans should be grateful to just stay alive, and are only—theoretically—entitled to anything beyond that on their own continent.
Once we dismiss the fiction that Enlightenment liberalism and liberal democracy will inoculate western society from fascism, we can begin the project of actively combating right-wing extremism.
The island nation’s celebrated political system was never a gift bestowed, but seized through sheer agency and hard-fought autonomy.
The late Mbiti is praised for indigenizing Christianity. However, his veneration of “African” tradition also served as theological justification for authoritarian rule.
The film BACK UP! and important conversations about state violence, racism, global imperialism, and, crucially, the internal workings of social movements.
The pop star turned Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, is only the latest in a long line of music-as-politics in Uganda.
A reflection—by one of the group’s artists—on a Swiss-South African art project exploring eviction and extraction.
The fate of Cameroon’s women’s national football team, like much else in the country, is a reflection of the sorry state of its politics.
The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics experiment on the poor, but their research doesn’t solve poverty.
Does the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea—now rewarded with a Nobel Prize—bring the kind of cooperation between the two countries that it aspired to do a year ago?
In Africa, the consequences of the growth-at-all costs model are starting to reveal themselves, and they’re not pretty.
Rwanda is juking its development statistics as the international community turns a blind eye to the human rights abuses of Paul Kagame’s authoritarian rule.
What lessons can we draw from 1960s and 1970s anticolonialism and pan-Africanism to rethink the nation state today?