Many critics have questioned the authenticity of Algeria’s “African-ness”. This is part of a greater malaise which unfortunately is becoming more apparent in African international relations. Here we revisit the history Pan-Africanism in relation to Algeria.
Every year, tens of thousands of Africans arrive in Europe without papers, seeking a better life. Despite widespread claims to the contrary, this suits powerful European interests that profit from informal and illegal trades.
The recent terrorist attack in Mpeketoni was merely the last in a long line of similar attacks on Kenyan soil since Kenyan troops were first deployed in Somalia 3 years ago. As insecurity rises with each new attack, some are starting to ask if Kenya should withdraw.
South Africa is forging ahead with nuclear energy, as announced by president Jacob Zuma in his recent state of the nation speech. “Catastrophe”, was one immediate prediction. Nuclear power has a bad reputation, but is Zuma actually right this time?
A lawyer and supporters say a staunchly Muslim family in northern Nigeria has forcefully admitted their son into a mental hospital for declaring he is an atheist
In a way starkly reminiscent of colonialism, multinational corporations are supporting the construction of new roads and railways that will facilitate the extraction of African resources.
Rapists are men too. Sometimes the fastest (and most uncomfortable) way to address a problem is to accept that you are a part of it.
My father’s ultimate lesson was this: Give your children “difficult” names. So the world may learn to unfurl its tongue and bow to all the languages they stole along with our brothers and sisters. This is the revolution in our names.
ASAR ALKEBULAN traveled to Makoko, a nearly 200 year-old fishing village located in the heart of Lagos lagoon. Journey along, experiencing the sights, sounds and spirit of the people in this incredible water community and find what’s floating in the water at Makoko.