The second issue of fashion magazine Pop’Africana–often unfairly referred to as the “Vogue of Africa”–is coming out soon.
The 22nd FIFA Men’s World Cup, held in Qatar, is getting political. This week on the AIAC podcast, we discuss the sport and the politics with Tony Karon and Sean Jacobs.
Political encounters between the Arab Gulf and Africa span centuries. Mahmud Traouri’s novel ‘Maymuna’ demonstrates the significant role of a woman’s journey from East Africa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Uganda has never qualified for the World Cup, but at a continental level it is making a comeback. So is its club football.
More than class solidarity alone, more than a technocratic climate justice, a reckoning with empire is necessary for our collective survival.
It’s not common knowledge that there is Iran in Africa and there is Africa in Iran. But there are commonplace signs of this connection.
While it is clear that food insecurity threatens the life of millions of Kenyans, lifting the ban on GMOs is not the solution.
Queer Indians are largely invisible in South Africa’s LGBT discourse. But representation is not enough, we need political transformation and multi-racial class solidarity.
To rebuild, the South African left must realize that there are no shortcuts to power.
The so-called ‘Haitian crisis’ is primarily about outsiders’ attempts force Haitians to live under an imposed order and the latter’s resistance to that order.
Climate negotiations have repeatedly floundered on the unwillingness of rich countries, but let’s hope their own increasing vulnerability instills greater solidarity.
Whether or not Twitter survives should be irrelevant to those committed to building a democratic public sphere.
How might refugee as well as forced migration studies benefit from the movement to decolonize all aspects of African Studies?
Although films like ‘The Woman King’ offer us a small glimpse into the past, they cannot give us the full story.
New Zulu king Misuzulu’s strategy for ensuring the relevance of his monarchy copies from the Windsors in Britain: use the media.
Political prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah’s collection of writings are a powerful and evocative reminder that democracy in Egypt remains a bleak prospect.
Surveys on race by South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations (IRR) are deeply flawed and cynically used. Its influence on mainstream politics is significant and dangerous.
Africans have been decolonizing, critiquing, but also enriching liberal democracy from an African perspective since colonial times. Pro-democracy and decolonial intellectuals owe a debt to this body of work and can learn from it.
The author of ‘Decolonize Museums’ assembles a list of essential reading on the past, present and future of museums.
The crime drama ‘Reyka’ looks at violence in the troubled South African province.
Rwandan-Namibian writer and founder of Doek! arts organization shares his sober routine and dramatic daydreams.