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Africa news and analysis from The Nation
June 2, 2022
Monkeypox Is Not a Gay Disease
But it has arrived in our community—and our decades of experience dealing with HIV give us the chance to get things right from the outset.
May 10, 2022
There’s Genocide in Tigray, but Nobody’s Talking About it
The reasons range from Internet shutdowns to just pure racism.
April 19, 2022
The American Media’s Approach to War Coverage Needs to Be Fundamentally Reimagined
We need more reporting on forgotten conflicts—and more stories that spotlight how war ravages people and leads to atrocities.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 15, 2022
Jackie Robinson, Pioneer of BDS
The Dodgers great didn’t just break Major League Baseball’s color line. He was also an activist whose legacy reaches from Brooklyn to South Africa to Palestine.
April 13, 2022
Mali’s Violent, Authoritarian Turn
Malian soldiers and Putin-linked mercenaries massacred hundreds of people in the village of Moura.
Hannah Rae Armstrong
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March 7, 2022
We Live in a World of Displacement
The number of people forcibly displaced by war, persecution, general violence, or human rights violations last year swelled to a staggering 84 million—a number only expected to grow.
January 18, 2022
Akwasi Frimpong’s Struggle to Represent Africa at the Winter Olympics
The IOC bureaucracy should let the skeleton competitor claim his rightful place at the Beijing Games.
December 31, 2021
Remembering the Real Desmond Tutu, 1931–2021
Celebrated in death by his former foes, Archbishop Tutu had the gift not just of courage and righteousness but also of timing.
December 30, 2021
Desmond Tutu Spoke Truth in the Face of Oppression
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Phyllis Bennis discuss the life and legacy of the South African archbishop.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
December 29, 2021
Remembering Desmond Tutu’s Gospel of Peace
Archbishop Tutu campaigned for a world where all leaders were held to account for their actions and where advocacy for peace and justice was paramount.