There are strong echoes across Africa of the recession of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The reappearance of recession, debt and structural adjustment to the continent reminds us of the fundamental contradiction of capitalism.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent visit to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia is a welcome step in the right direction in the US’s reengagement with Africa. However, the “more aid syndrome” is a disconcerting reminder of how the West has historically engaged with the continent.
Kwame Nkrumah’s ideas about pan-Africanism and African liberation inspired many young scholars to explore global linkages around race and power, to uncover historical connections and forge new ones.
The political liberation and economic emancipation of Africa cannot be a one-country affair. By necessity, it must be a pan-African movement with international solidarity.
Alternatively, there could emerge a leadership that seeks to respect each ambition, and find a happy medium between them, by first addressing the question: what are these cities for, and how will they feed and maintain themselves
How digital capitalism, despite often being framed as potential growth engine, exploits the already marginalized and reproduces inequalities and power-relations between Africans.
In recent months it has felt like election rigging has run riot. Citizens killed, beaten and intimidated and election results falsified in Uganda. Ballot boxes illegally thrown out of windows so their votes for the opposition can be dumped in the bin in Belarus. Widespread censorship and intimidation of opposition candidates and supporters in Tanzania. […]
Nkrumah, Nyerere and Senghor were acutely aware of the need to displace the epistemic conditions of colonization in order to transcend it.
Highlighting the importance of development planning and the central role of the state in facilitating it, Post-Colonialisms Today researcher Akua Britwum offers lessons from her research on planning in Ghana and Tanzania. Produced and edited by Regions Refocus (Cinthia Chen, Editor). Filmed at the Post-Colonialisms Today Intergenerational Dialogue in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2019), by Kijiweni Productions (Amil Shivji, Producer; Wilson Rumisha, Production Manager). Learn more about the project at bit.ly/WhatIsPCT
‘Sandwich’ helps tech giants avoid tax in Africa via the Netherlands and Ireland.