Hollywood undermines Africa’s struggles, creating a false impression of the continent to please western viewers.
Ghana’s national museum has been reopened after being closed for seven years.
Instead of displaying myths, Samburu rock art reveals real-life stories and is made as a leisure activity.
An imperialism-controlled debt is a cleverly managed re-conquest of Africa, aimed at subjugating its growth and development through foreign rules.
Hardi Yakubu recently visited the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa and paid a courtesy call to Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah. The letter assesses how the organisation that Nkrumah helped to create has fared since its formation and the trajectory the AU is on.
In lieu of a formal apology the Dutch government which might or might not come later this year, is setting up an approx. €200 million fund to ‘raise awareness about the legacy of slavery’.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II has elicited mixed feelings. Some remember the Queen as a steadfast guiding figure, a symbol of stability and resilience, but for others across Africa, her country’s colonial legacy will remain a stain on her contested legacy.
From Lovecraft Country to Black Panther to a statue in Benin, the “amazons” of Dahomey continue to trend in global popular culture.
The British empire brought the practice of commons enclosure to Africa to claim land. Its effects continue today at sites like the Liesbeek River in Cape Town.