Africa

Zambia’s precarious balancing act: health versus the economy

While the COVID-19 pandemic gripped most of Europe in March this year, the experience of the virus for much of Africa, including Zambia, was only just…

Ellen Cornelius

The victory of Chakwera and the Malawi Congress Party in Malawi sets a precedent for opposition parties in Africa

Malawi has just sworn in their new president, Lazarus Chakwera after a controversial election. Chakwera’s Malawi Congress Party won the elections with a majority of…

Sacrée Kabeya

The daunting effect of colourism in modern day Nigeria

Nigeria gained independence from British colonial rule in 1960. Yet over half of a century later, the scars of colonialism remain embedded in Nigerian beauty standards.…

Claudia Efemini

COVID-19 in Madagascar: Curfews, Economic Strife, and a ‘Miracle Cure’

Current affairs on the island of Madagascar are not publicised very often in mainstream media due to a disproportionate focus on the West, resulting in a…

Tasneem Jodiyawalla

How European colonialism hyper-sexualised the Black female body

Illustration: Pavethra Jegatheesan Misogynoir, a term coined by feminist scholar Moya Bailey, is a specific form of misogyny that is simultaneously anti-Black. It is formed…

Annabel Wilde

King Leopold's shadow still haunts the DRC - but its politics remains persistent

Illustration credit: Bethan Chinn Inside the Africa Museum in Brussels stand statues dedicated to King Leopold II – a man whose rule saw the slaughter of as…

Ziyad Broker