The military presence of the United States in Africa is strategic and enduring. It ensures a fragmented continent, easily pliable to the West’s interests and a convenient site for the ‘new Cold War’.
While some German museums are returning some of the famous Benin Bronzes, most remain in museums in the UK and the US even as calls for restitution grow.
Decolonised African education is urgent but has slipped off the agenda, participants heard at a recent symposium. The bigger question: What does it look like?
Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism — a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president.
Cosmetics companies have agreed to remove racially offensive language from their skin products – but history, in Kenya and South Africa, shows they’ve done the same before.
Black Lives Matter brings the slavery story into the present in America – but it leaves Africa stuck in the past.
Inadequate public education on a new language policy has generated resistance from parents at the early childhood education level in Ghana.
Eight West African countries have agreed to change the name of their common currency to the Eco, finally cutting ties with the CFA franc. The Eco will still be pegged to The euro but the rule that member states keep 50 percent of reserves with French treasury will be removed.