Sports on the continent are being commercialized at a rapid rate. What’s driving it?
Africa’s biggest spectacle is happening soon. What does it take to host the African Cup of Nations?
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.
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.
Something’s different about the reaction to South Africa’s victory at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, its fourth title.
Up next in the African Five-a-side podcast, we name our central defender, and explain how Ghana's first president boycotted the 1966 FIFA World Cup and won two Afcons.
In the latest episode of the African five-a-side podcast, we name our goalkeeper.
The successes of elite Kenyan athletes should not distract from the ways ordinary Kenyans are using it to make meaning for themselves.
Africa Is a Country is proud to introduce a new podcast focused on the politics and cultural relevance of football on the African continent.
This week on the Africa Is a Country podcast, we discuss the politics and spectacle of African football with Maher Mezahi.
Who is the black John Kennedy? A Brazilian footballer.
Zimbabwean cricketing legend Heath Streak’s career mirrors many of the unresolved tensions of race and class in Zimbabwe. Yet few white Zimbabwean sporting figures are able to stir interest and conversation across the nation’s many divides.
The South African bowler, Kagiso Rabada, is arguably one of the best to play test cricket, and could retire as South Africa’s highest wicket-taker if the country plays more red-ball cricket.
In South African cricket, almost three decades after white rule ended, “local talent” means “local white talent,” even if you’re the national team captain.
On the South African Department of Tourism's pending sponsorship deal with Premier League football club, Tottenham Hotspur.
The Ghanaian game, Ampe, is an education in Blackness and womanhood.
As Iran withstands one of its greatest existential challenges, its men's national team would be forced to carry the weight of a nation’s despair on the field.
The reality of any society, any nation, and of our world, is much messier than picking a soccer team.
The positive reactions of Africans to Morocco’s performance at the World Cup are not outliers. Sport has often challenged outsiders' view of Africa's regions as disparate and disconnected.
Morocco’s World Cup heroics are forging a new, dissident Third-World solidarity, reflecting the multifaceted nature of Moroccan identity itself: simultaneously Arab, African, and Amazigh.