Uganda: Fidel Castro and Yoweri Museveni - Brothers in Arms
Museveni and Castro both came to power through a revolution. Despite a crippling international blockade led by America, Cuba under Castro made huge strides in development while… Read more »
Nigeria: Government Is Suppressing and Persecuting Biafrans
In the past one-and-half years President Buhari has rolled out, on many occasions, the full strength of his country's security forces to violently suppress the peaceful nonviolent… Read more »
Africa: Legal or Legitimate? the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections and the Electoral College
The US electoral system shows a profound disjuncture between law and legitimacy. A system that so disenfranchises the masses of Americans is illegitimate. Democratic elections must… Read more »
Africa: U.S. Elections Have Come and Gone but the World Is Missing a Point
The fact of the matter is that all US presidents are one and the same, irrespective of whether they are Democrats or Republicans. They follow US foreign policy hook, line and… Read more »
Africa: Why Are Russians Complaining About Africa?
For more than two decades, Russia has been struggling to regain its Soviet-era economic influence, but such efforts have hit stumbling blocks which policy experts and Russian… Read more »
Kenya: Indigenous Sengwer Minority in Kenya Oppose EU-Funded Project
An open letter to the European Union Read more »
South Africa: Is Alternative Leadership Possible With Zuma and the ANC Failing?
The paralysis in the ANC and government due to the scandals that are engulfing President Jacob Zuma, his refusal to step down willingly, and his attempts to anoint a successor of… Read more »
Africa: The Birth of a Nation - Revisiting the Nat Turner Rebellion of 1831
Film released during an escalation in racial strife in the United States Read more »
Africa: Africa, Homophobia and Western Hypocrisy
Listening carefully to the at times homophobic and hateful commentary about homosexuality among Africans, a social critique of the international community and the local elite is… Read more »
Africa: Should African States Withdraw From the UN?
An institution held hostage by imperialist governments cannot fulfill yearnings for peace and security Read more »
Mali: Politics of Death - France in CAR and Mali
The so-called war on terror has provided a new justification for French military intervention in Africa. That explains the opposite outcomes of Paris's recent interventions in the… Read more »
Africa: Rejecting Postracialism - Whiteness, Morality and Decency
#BlackLivesMatter has illuminated the crisis of contemporary whiteness in its full flesh by giving white people a glimpse into some of the worst excesses of white supremacy: the… Read more »
Kenya: Tackling Police Violence and Impunity in Kenya - Give the Constitution a Chance
The article explores the problem of police violence in Kenya and links it to the structural conditions, informed by colonial legacy and most recent failure to de-colonise and… Read more »
Africa: White Supremacy As Cultural Cannibalism
The pervasiveness of anti-blackness across the globe suggests that whiteness is not only spread through white people's bodies but is also a system that survives on consuming and… Read more »
Africa: Challenges of the Pan-African Movement in the 21st Century
To celebrate the 15 anniversary of Pambazuka News, Fahamu the publisher in conjunction with the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi, organized a… Read more »
South Africa: Evictions At Gun Point Continue At Kennedy Road Settlement
It is very disturbing that the very same municipality that gave permission for people to build and provided the building material is now illegally and violently tearing these… Read more »
Africa: AU Commission Elections - From Bad to Worse?
Elections for the AU Commission should pass the same rigorous test and uphold the principles that the continental body requires from Member States. Intensive election competition,… Read more »
Africa: Does (The Horn Of) Africa Have Hope?
When the purported leaders of two neighboring countries cannot even talk in a civil, well-mannered, courteous, respectful and thoughtful manner, is there any hope? Read more »
South Africa: Racism and Power, Non-Racialism and Colourblindness - Illuminating the Debate
Racism has succeeded not just in making anti-Black violence a part of normal human existence, but it has also succeeded in making Black people numb to their own pain and suffering,… Read more »
Africa: Financing Public Investments in Children in the Post-MDGs Era
What is required now, more than ever before, is action. The financing architectures of many African countries need overhauling. They need to engender equity, child rights,… Read more »
Africa: Poverty Amidst Plenty - How Africans Are Robbed of Benefits of Mineral Wealth
Africa has not benefited substantially from its mineral wealth. It is, therefore, essential for resource-rich nations to tailor their economic policies to effectively harness and… Read more »
Africa: Towards a Transformed and More Resilient Agriculture Sector in Africa
This article reflects on the status and progress made in the revitalisation of the agriculture sector in Africa. It looks at the challenges that make it difficult to increase food… Read more »
Africa: The Global Partnership Meeting - a Chance to Get Development Right
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation will be holding its second High-Level Meeting in Nairobi from 28 November to 1 December 2016. Why will this meeting… Read more »
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