Why do Western media outlets still fantasize that Apartheid’s foot soldiers will be the ones to stop Boko Haram?
In Deji Olukotun’s novel, a Nigerian NASA scientist — on behalf of all colonized people — wants to return moon rocks that Neil Armstrong brought back to earth.
This is big: Blackwater has set up a new Africa-focused military contractor, partnering with one of China’s largest state-owned conglomerates.
An open letter to the New Yorker over its approving coverage of mercenary-activity-for-humanitarian-intervention, despite its record of failure in Central Africa.
Conceiving of the relationship between public space and positions of power as a hall of mirrors.
What would happen if the president goes missing? The people wouldn’t care. They’ve learned to live without him.
It is hard to find critics asking what Angolan artist Edson Chagas’s work does, the context through which it was produced, or the social conditions it draws attention to.
Nairobi Half Life is a smart, take-no-prisoners action movie that makes us to wrestle with the neoliberal city.
Kuduru as an effort by politically connected Angolan elites to to package a fun and edgy dance born in Angola as soft power.
The United States’ star mercenary, Erik Prince of Blackwater, protects Chinese investment around the African continent.
Can young Angolan activists inspired by Angola’s underground rap scene take on a political elite that has ruled for decades?
Director Andrew Okoko’s “The Assassin’s Practice” tampers with the tempo of melodrama. It’s also Nollywood’s response to Soderbergh’s “Bubble.”
The film, “Veejays,” comes across as an earnest attempt to learn about the ways people are remixing dominant culture industries to make their own.
The oppression/resistance model of politics explains some things, but it does not explain everything, and less and less these days on the continent.
We’ve scoured the web to bring you the best and worst romance, adventure, intrigue, and kinky fantasies Africa has to offer.
A part of Harlem’s ballroom scene gets a makeover and a much needed funding injection and international exposure.
The fantasies of Blackwater, the Michigan firm of mercenaries and as contractor to imperial powers. Also, how it employs Africa as a rhetorical device to get more business.
A locally produced arts festival creates panic for Angola’s authoritarian government, who has, predictably, responded with panic and repression.
The director, Frances Bodomo, originally from Ghana, talks about her film “Boneshaker” and African globalization.
The New York Times East Africa correspondent can be summarized in three self evident points.