This month’s Africa Is a Country Radio INTL BLK episode takes a deep dive into the African-influenced music scene of the Colombian Caribbean coast, co-presented by Palmwine.it in celebration of their Guarapo album. Before that we run through some of the latest tunes from the contemporary Afropop landscape with stops in Nigeria and Kenya, as well as take a stop in Brazil to celebrate Carnival. Last but not least, RIP Hugh Masekela.
Sports on the continent are being commercialized at a rapid rate. What’s driving it?
In 1975, seeing how a communist victory in Angola’s civil war would boost the morale of Vietnamese freedom fighters, Henry Kissinger wanted to plan a covert operation against the MPLA.
Morocco is one of the United States’ oldest allies, so when it occupied Western Sahara in 1975, the right to self-determination of the Sahrawi people mattered little.
In the 1970s, Kissinger believed that the liberation of southern Africa from white-minority rule represented a Cold War setback.
What is the relationship between humor and politics in Africa?
Africa’s biggest spectacle is happening soon. What does it take to host the African Cup of Nations?
In Nairobi, skateboarding provides an alternative space where consumption is not a prerequisite for entry.
In 1987, a band led by a group of South African Jewish brothers released a song against apartheid repression. Today, its lyrics speak to conditions in Palestine as well.
The African Five-a side podcast continues to explore the stories of five African heads of state and their influence on football. This week, we introduce our striker.
A new film about American civil rights icon Bayard Rustin overlooks his later conservative turn, evident in his attitudes to anticolonial resistance in Africa.
It is often imagined that world opinion was always united in its opposition to apartheid in South Africa—it wasn’t. Today, global indifference to Palestine is changing too.
Choosing to focus on denouncing Palestinian violence is akin to asking them to passively accept their fate—to die quietly and not resist.
What does Javier Milei’s presidential victory mean for Argentina’s black and indigenous minorities?
Kenya is one of Israel’s closest allies in Africa. But the Ruto-led government isn’t alone in silencing pro-Palestinian speech.
The marketization of climate action, epitomized by Kenyan president William Ruto, allows the super-rich to buy their safety while the rest of us are left behind.
Africa’s largest arms trader is trying to obscure its ties with apartheid Israel, and its connections to other autocratic regimes.
This week on the African Five-a-side podcast, we take a look at the kick off of the African qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Although the South African government is one of the most vocal supporters of the Palestinian cause, its actions tell a different story.
As the slaughter continues unabated in Gaza, it is abundantly clear that both the present and history are often written by the victors.
Environmental protection is deeply-held practice in African spirituality. What happens when it is re-shaped by Christianity and capitalism?