The discovery of a massive coal basin in Mozambique has kicked up a frenzy of investment, but this steroidal economy comes with a cost.
They are just everywhere, walking, rushing, running, toyi-toying, fists and machetes and knives and sticks and all sorts of weapons and the flags of the country in the air, Budapest quivering with the sound of their blazing voices: Kill the Boer, the farmer, the khiwa.
“Don’t worry, it will be okay, these things happen for a reason,” Ma Bille said. “As I always say: the worst thing to happen to you is for the best—”
One year later, the LRA leader is still at large—but the controversial viral video has changed America’s relationship to the International Criminal Court.
I don’t like the box they have put Papa in; I would have gotten him the fancy kind with polished wood and golden handles.
According to Cornish, the pool, an infinity pool, would be able to recreate the event of Africa sinking into the sea.
He takes her hand, careful to keep his eyes away from her dominant breasts, her full pouty lips, and they begin in the living room.
A massive collection of pre-digital photography shows a nation in transition—and manages bring Facebook-level connectivity into a gallery space.
Young Lagosian photographers examine the corners of their city that often go unseen.
A month-long photography festival aims to capture the spirit of one of Africa’s biggest and busiest cities.
Avoiding the simplistic narratives of Afro-pessimism and Afro-optimism, photographer Peter diCampo uses photo-apps to represent everyday Africa.
If you must travel, travel by Amtrak. Trains are safe, buses are not. I mean safe from raids by the INS.
TaxCast: Capital Flight in Africa and Europe, Usain Bolt’s Taxes, and Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson on InequalityAugust 2012
Capital flight in Africa and now in Europe, Olympian Usain Bolt fails to champion his tax affairs, and Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson on tax and inequality.
Calls for a Western intervention in northern Mali, now being called “Africa’s Afghanistan,” rely on logical fallacies and ignore recent history.
Making music in war-torn Eastern Congo
Secret wars, secret bases, and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.
Obama’s “new” Africa policy prioritizes security over democracy. But the continent is changing rapidly, and U.S. policy needs to adapt–here’s why.
South Africa’s Pieter Hugo on negotiating representations of Africa, the searing controversy surrounding his work, Nick Cave, and his friend the late Tim Hetherington.
Can Liberia’s celebrated president win the trust of her people?
A selection of work from the 2011 Lagos Photo Festival by forty photographers from around the world.
Lagos Photo Festival founder Azu Nwagbogu on combating Afro-pessimism, the dialogue between Africa and the West, and depicting the “other Africa” of industry and intellect.
“It is bad that a man who has swum in the great River Niger should be drowned in its small tributary.”
On July 9, southern Sudan is scheduled to become the world’s newest country. Rebecca Hamilton discusses the impact of this change on the rest of the region.
Would you run in the Olympics for the country that occupied your birth country and refused to allow its independence? The subject of a forthcoming documentary on his contested homeland, the Western Sahara.
They fix passage across the channel for three hundred shillings; Meroe haggles. The motorboats have long since skimmed into the dusk, the passengers smiling and laughing at the platitudes of the Lamuans.
June’s winter, ivory-rinsed blue, // a wild dog tugs a sock of skin /
down an impala’s stick-leg penciling skyward
Faced with a lack of concrete, these Ugandan skateboarders took matters into their own hands and built what was likely the first skatepark in East Africa.
International author and economist on ending western aid to Africa, what Bono and Geldof don’t get, and the stifling of African independence and entrepreneurship.
My friends in the camp are known by the inscriptions written on their t-shirts. Acapulco wears a t-shirt with the inscription, Acapulco. Sexy’s t-shirt has the inscription Tell Me I’m Sexy. Paris’s t-shirt says See Paris And Die.
The sergeant dealt him a series of rapid-fire slashes across the face with his whip, and then dragged him to the edge of the flooded pit.
“What I learned from him was that you could perhaps better tell the story of a place by writing of a tiny village as a sort of prism into the bigger issues the culture was facing.”
To be more specific, we own a Wolof god of justice and an Ewe goddess of fertility,”