In addition to be technically superb photographs, what I really like about these images is the individuality and identity that each of the subjects has. And by viewing a series of portraits, I get a sense of a textured community of discrete individuals, rather than a sort of pre-historic and stereotypical horde of angry men with guns and cows. It’s difficult to make the same sort of sweeping statements all too common in media coverage when you as a viewer are offered the chance straight into the eyes of a young woman or check out a dude’s awesome aqua and pink shirt. These images aren’t of a “tribe,” but of specific people with specific personalities who make specific choices.
Are Nelson Mandela’s personal belongings sellable family heirlooms or heritage artifacts of national significance?
Chile’s march to a progressive constitution and egalitarian transformation has stalled. What can movements in the Global South learn?
South Africa’s Wits University likes to vaunt its anti-apartheid credentials. So why is it cozy with Israel and Zionism?
If South Africa’s Premier Soccer league matters, it is because it’s the country’s most successful pan-Africanist project.
Israel’s strategy of economic partnership and development support to Kenya is a bid to legitimize its ailing international reputation.
For Nigeria to return to the peak of African football, it needs deeper introspection about how the country functions today.
Tadiwa Madenga’s latest book offers us a biographical portrait of Zimbabwean author Yvonne Vera written through her love of plants, gardens and nature.
Just two weeks on from Les Elephants greatest ever triumph, the Ivorian women’s national team is at its lowest point.
A new book argues for the centrality of Congolese elites and regional powers in perpetuating domestic conflict, but it too easily lets the West off the hook.
Africa Is a Country is happy to announce our collaboration with The Nigerian Scam podcast.
Burna Boy’s ‘Monsters You Made’ takes the debate about the need for material decolonization outside the ivory tower and into the public sphere.
Fermée depuis juin 2023, l’université de Dakar est devenue le symbole de l’effondrement de la démocratie sénégalaise.
Closed since June 2023, the University of Dakar has become a symbol of the collapse of Senegalese democracy.
BBC’s new documentary about T.B. Joshua’s human rights abuses has stirred debate about the British broadcaster’s intentions.
Cabo Verde’s success at the Africa Cup of Nations temporarily suspended the debate on the identity of the island nation’s people.
O sucesso de Cabo Verde no campeonato africano das nações suspendeu temporariamente o debate sobre a identidade do povo.
The struggle of the Palestinian people has become central in the global movement against US imperialism.
Student organizing is resurging in Nigeria. But to have any impact, students must connect with struggles beyond campus.
Press freedom under President João Lourenço is in bad shape.
A precariedade da liberdade de imprensa em Angola sob o mandato do presidente João Lourenço.