The man who taught Fela Kuti a thing or two has been all but erased from formal music history. He deserves much better treatment in death.
Kenya’s third President Mwai Kibaki was buried in Othaya, Nyeri County, his ancestral home, on April 30, 2022, after being eulogised as a generous and kind-hearted old grand man. However, deep insights and anecdotes from Kibaki’s erstwhile comrades show a darker side to “the gentleman of Kenyan politics”.
Kibaki gave Kenya’s higher education sector a free market capitalistic orientation, endearing him to the World Bank and the IMF.
After a committee of distinguished faculty drawn from across Harvard University released a report on the institution’s legacy of slavery, Harvard President Larry Bacow announced a $100 million commitment to remedy the ‘persistent educational and social harms that human bondage caused.’ Here we outline the revelations and recommendations that led to this unprecedented decision.
To predict – and prevent – election-related violence, it’s important to first understand the key drivers of conflict.
Many African migrants and refugees see crossing the Mediterranean Sea as the only chance for a better life. Sally Hayden tells their harrowing stories in My Fourth Time, We Drowned.
The guilty verdict on Blaise Compaoré should be celebrated as a landmark victory for democracy and peoples’ movements in Africa.
While refugees in Rwanda have the right to freedom of movement and work, in practice it’s difficult for them.
Nigerian youths face a myriad of economic and social challenges. From rampant unemployment, lack of electricity, fuel scarcity to police brutality, Nigerian youths have lost faith in the government but despite these existing catalysts for action and protest, the youths seem exhausted to continue fighting.