December 2022

Unearthing a Long Ignored African Writing System, One Researcher Finds African History, by Africans

BU anthropologist Fallou Ngom discovered Ajami, a modified Arabic script, in a box of his late father’s old papers

#africa #language #history

November 2021

Botswana Court of Appeals Upholds Decriminalization of Same-Sex Relations

#africa #sexuality #law

April 2021

The “Deviant” African Genders That Colonialism Condemned

European travellers and anthropologists found that their gendered worldview didn’t easily map onto the societies they encountered.

#africa #gender #history

December 2020

Zanele Muholi: Celebrating South Africa's black LGBTQIA+ community

#africa #sexuality

October 2020

Coronavirus in Africa: Five reasons why Covid-19 has been less deadly than elsewhere

#pandemic #africa

August 2020

La polio est officiellement éradiquée en Afrique, « une délivrance »

#africa #health

The Congo Rainforest

#africa #travel #nature #science #photos

January 2020

Photo report: Ice covers desert town of Ain Sefra — The Gateway to the Sahara, Algeria

#climate #africa #photos

November 2019

Music is the weapon

During Christmas 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed at a concert in Lesotho that deeply challenged and disturbed South Africa’s apartheid regime. The record of that concert is being reissued.

#africa #music #politics

September 2019

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

#africa #economics

April 2019

From Africa rising to, How did we get here?

A sad case of internalized racism.

#africa #racism

June 2015

I was a quadrillionaire in Zimbabwe, but could barely afford to buy bread

#africa #economics

March 2015

Uganda’s Tarantino and his $200 action movies

#africa #movies #business

April 2014

Brilliant WarkaWater Towers Collect Drinking Water from Thin Air in Ethiopia

#africa #environment #tech

January 2014

If the UK were an African Country: Was Great Britain a Mistake?

#uk #africa #politics #humor

January 2013

The African Village Where Every House Is a Work of Art

#africa #travel #architecture