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Tag: Africa

Ndongo Samba Sylla, Daniela Gabor

In place of public-private partnerships, we should revive the Pan-African ambitions of the green developmental state.

Cornel West, Panashe Chigumadzi

When Desmond Tutu reconciled African theology and Black theology.

Michael Jackson
An anthropologist reflects on West African divination as a case study in hope during times of great uncertainty.
Alexander Betts
East African countries host seven times more refugees than we do. Their policies look beyond their borders. So should ours.
Alex de Waal
A civil war in the northern region of Tigray broke out in November. Denial within the international community has prevented much-needed humanitarian aid.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
A recent report neglects to mention how France forced Arab Jews to adopt the European persona of Jew as citizen and see Arabs and Muslims as others.
Nanjala Nyabola

To ask why COVID-19 hasn’t been deadlier in Africa is to suggest that more Africans should be dying. We need better questions.

Kevin P. Donovan

Working people are forever kept on the brink of going broke. More than higher wages and better job security, a just economy requires giving them the power to choose and create their own futures.

Milli Lake, Marie E. Berry
Some gender equality initiatives help to reinforce exclusion rather than dismantle it.
Nicholas Rush Smith
As we know from South Africa's crisis, political and social fault lines will shape the contours of joblessness.
Emma Park, Kevin P. Donovan

Kenya's poor were among the first to benefit from digital lending apps; now they call it slavery.

Christopher Lebron
Black Panther, a movie unique for its Black star power, depends on a shocking devaluation of Black American men.
Naseemah Mohamed

On the enduring legacy of a dictatorial ruler.

Aziz Rana

Citizens of African countries are expected to accede to a lower political standard than real democracy. Not only does this perpetuate the old colonial imagination, it is also fundamentally wrong.

Aziz Rana

Elections are now used to legitimate authoritarian regimes, not herald liberal democracy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Kenya.

Mahmood Mamdani

The country needs a political rebirth.

Alex de Waal

The West likes morality plays with clear heroes and villains, in which we play the role of savior.

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn

Refugee camps, intended to be temporary, host people for an average of 12 years.

Laura Premack

Nigeria's recent election encouraged alliances among Muslims and Christians.

Jessica Pothering
The passage of the Group Areas Act in 1950 brought forceful expulsion and sequestration to all areas of the country.
Michele Barry
The real reasons this outbreak has turned into an epidemic are weak health systems and lack of workforce.
Tim Cohen

After twenty years of electoral dominance by the African National Congress, are South African politics finally becoming competitive?

Ameto Akpe

The U.S. is funding development in restive Northern Nigeria, but soft power isn't blunting anti-American sentiments.

Rose Odengo

OneTouch travels the African continent, showcasing its natural beauty.

David Bacon

Migrants are dying as they cross the Mediterranean. Is there a better way?

With photographs by David Bacon.

Vivian Gornick

The cause of Camus's native countrymen moved him, yet he yearned helplessly toward the European culture that had formed him.

Tinashe Mushakavanhu

An interview with activist Peter Tatchell

Aaron Bady

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses her new novel, Americanah—a love story that delves into the complexities of race with humor and empathy.

Clair MacDougall

The Liberian army embarks on its first combat mission since the end of the country's brutal civil war.

Jina Moore
Today, the “savage nature” of Africa is still on display.
Mona El-Ghobashy

The Egyptian uprising that began on January 25 has been rightly celebrated as a momentous event. Eighteen continuous days of mass protests forced the end of Hosni Mubarak’s three decades of strongman rule.

Anna Clark
At the offices of Kwani — a literary agitator without peer. 
Robert P. Baird
The man who imagines himself king of kings.
Ahmed Moor
The Egyptian revolution from the center of Cairo.
Kentaro Toyama

Many development experts promote information and communication technology (ICT) as a way to relieve global poverty. They should pay more attention to the human beings who use it.

Isaac M. Mbiti, Jenny C. Aker
Can mobile phones make a miracle?
Ryan Thoreson
Albie Sachs’s The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law.
Edward Miguel

Progress in the world's poorest region.

Zakes Mda

Becoming human in South Africa.

Owen Fiss

Though both the victims and perpetrators of human rights violations on African soil have been Africans, the pursuit of justice has been conducted largely by international institutions.

Andrée Greene

The New Generation of Nigerian Writers

John R. Bowen

Can the Republic live up to its ideals?

Christine J. Walley
The story of Tanzania’s people’s park.
Jamie Monson
The unexpected successes of a Cold War development project.
Alex de Waal

On understanding and ending the horror

Helena Cobban

Can an international court deliver justice?

Alex de Waal
The vanishing legacy of Operation Restore Hope.
Helena Cobban, Alison DesForges, Kenneth Roth
Deabtes on how to heal from the Rwandan genocide. 

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