After Lockdown, Femicide Rises in South Africa
Pandemic measures focus anger on crimes against women.
Is It Time to Repatriate Africa’s Looted Art?
Protests have strengthened calls for Western institutions to repatriate priceless cultural artifacts. Museums in Africa are ready to receive them.
Guilt by Location
Around the world, security forces use forced displacement as a means of sorting populations. To fix the global displacement crisis, it’s critical to understand how and why they do it.
As the World Marches for American Victims, Police Brutality in Africa Goes Unnoticed
A spate of killings in Nigeria under lockdown has produced little but hashtag activism.
50 Years On, Biafra’s Pain Is Still Fresh
Activists are calling for independence in eastern Nigeria once more as the government tries to stamp out separatism.
Explaining America to the World
How U.S.-based foreign correspondents are covering the Black Lives Matter protests for their audiences back home.
What Democracy Will Fall Next?
Hungary was the first democratic victim of the coronavirus. It may not be the last.
China’s Racism Is Wrecking Its Success in Africa
The expulsion of Africans from their homes in southern China is causing a diplomatic storm.
Demise of the Petrostates
The oil price crash is an existential threat to petrostates from Nigeria to Iran, where governments rely on oil wealth to stabilize power and pay off competing interests.
Trump’s Nigerian Ban Is About Race, Not Security
Nigerian entrepreneurship and creativity have always found a home in the United States—until now.
No Continent for Old Men
Africa has the world’s youngest population and its oldest leaders. If the next generation wants change, young Africans must abandon dreams of private-sector success and enter the political arena.
Our Top Weekend Reads
The Amazon is ablaze, world leaders convene for the G-7, and Nigeria marks a global health milestone.
Nigeria Just Won a Complex Victory Over Polio
The country’s vaccinators have overcome distrust, misinformation, and an insurgency to reach this point, but they can’t stop yet.
Nigeria’s Child Veterans Are Still Living a Nightmare
The war against Boko Haram saw kids drafted by both sides. Now they need assistance and a post-conflict future.
In Africa, China Is the News
Beijing’s infrastructure projects may grab headlines, but its efforts to shape the media are more dangerous.