Jomo Kenyatta may be remembered as a prominent Kenyan nationalist and a leader of the Kenyan independence movement. However, his actual contributions to Kenya's independence fail to live up to his legacy. Read more.
The proliferation of economic summits and partnerships and the opportunities they bring, present an opportunity for Africa to reassert its agency, as well as redefine and reapply pan-Africanism. Read more.
Pan-Africanist political organization in the 1950s and 1960s played a mutually reinforcing role in driving the advocacy that ended both colonial rule in Africa and legal racial discrimination in the American South. Read more.
While SARS-CoV-2 and HIV are different pathogens, comparing the viruses themselves, as well as how southern Africa has responded to them, can help us better understand the region’s current climate and provide insight into whether coronavirus and its aftermath will spur a crisis on a scale comparable to the United States. Read more.
What the decline of military leaders in Africa portends is that African peoples are gradually coming to terms with the fact that the state must be accountable to them and should not be the exclusive preserve of a privileged few. Read more.
Over a hundred years ago, it was Europe monopolizing influence in Africa. Decades ago, it was the Soviet Union and China scrambling for spheres of influence. Now, Russia is set to make a comeback—will its motives be any different? Read more.
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