Fidel Castro, Liberation, And An Old Affair: How Even African Anti-Communists Came To Love The Cuban Leader (Part 1)

Sections of the African political elite were suspicious and even hostile to Cuba (and the Soviet Union) for years – a series of surprised events in the 1980s conspired to change that

King Mohammed Used Climate Meet To Woo African Leaders For Morocco’s Return To AU – South Africa, Algeria, Zimbabwe Say ‘Nyet’

Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily and Kenya’s Amina Mohamed, who are bidding to be the new chiefs of the continental body in January elections, are seen to be in Morocco’s corner, as Dlamini-Zuma accused of “sabotage”

In A Uganda Forest, Strange Sounds From Africa And Beyond: The Wonderfully Wacky Nyege Nyege Festival

Nyege is more than just a bohemian, Glastonbury-like weekend of music and debauchery (which it was)

Goree Slave Trade Island: A Tragic History, Beggars In The Water, And The Shame Of Africa

Goree Island, Senegal: The former slave outpost of Goree Island is a troubling place. From here, over one million slaves were shipped to the Americas over a period of nearly 200 years. The slave trade itself lasted longer, nearly 350 years, during which time it’s estimated that nearly 25 million slaves were shipped from Africa. A shocking 6 million of …