Russia is on a charm offensive in Africa and seeks to position itself as a strategic alternative to America’s global hegemony, China’s opaque economic diplomacy, and the dark legacies of Africa’s former colonizers. Read more.
COVID-19 is reminding us that global health has long operated a model in which Africans are treated as subjects of a quasi-philanthropic complex that, in turn, feeds one of the largest industries in the world.
Nigerian poet, essayist and author, Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu, believes anger is great for writing. She finds that anger ‘makes the futile exercise of trying to be careful while writing, fall away.’ Read our interview.
Russia’s interest in Africa has been re-ignited by the clear opportunity to establish influence in a region that is increasingly becoming vulnerable to a renewed global scramble for its resources. Read more.
Nigerian author and Chief Editor at Ouida Books, Molara Wood, believes good writing, ‘is not just about stringing words together.’ For Wood, ‘it’s about the imagination, a sensibility, a way of seeing the world.’