Pan-Africanism is an enduring hope and appreciation for the continent, the people of it and what it can offer. With 54 countries, Africa is a vast land mass — 11.7 million square miles — that can contain the United States, China, India and the whole of Eastern Europe. Pan-Africanism is not glorifying blackness as a divine or magical race. It is not black supremacy.
More than a century since the German Empire carried out racial extermination in Namibia and in the wake of its recognition of the Armenian genocide, Germany is being urged to do the same for Namibia. But Berlin’s unwillingness to grant reparations has been criticized.
Activists in both South Africa and Kenya are drawing on the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile to highlight the global echoes of their own social justice causes. CAPE […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a few countries in Africa in December 2015. He promised $60 billion in new investments, grants, loans, and export credits. Here’s an interesting piece about […]
African Leaders Are Mute, Even as Their People Die at Sea DAKAR, Senegal — Amid the global cries of alarm over the deaths of African migrants in the Mediterranean […]
Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has become the first-ever sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC). He faces charges of direct involvement in the violence that followed the […]
The conflict in the Central African Republic is spiralling out of control. “Strife in Central African Republic could turn into religious war and spill over borders, UN warns,” reads the […]
Nigeria Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Governance “Nigeria is a country of marginalized people. Every group you talk to, from the Ijaws to the Hausas, will tell you they are […]
ICC or the International Criminal Court has a long history of ‘double-standards’ particularly when it deals with ‘Africa’ – according to many ‘African Presidents’ at least. The mince no words […]
For her exhibition “Archival Impulse & Poverty Pornography”, Ayana V Jackson turns to the archives to touch on the representation of black bodies. The flyers pasted around the cobbled streets […]