Diaspora diaries and football politics

Diaspora diaries and football politics

As with football, Africa risks losing its best and brightest to more advanced and  monied nations Football and politics have always enjoyed a fascinating relationship. During this year’s World Cup the political subtext was especially elevated, given the geo-political...

Africa’s ‘First Peoples’ are gaining ground

Africa’s ‘First Peoples’ are gaining ground

The past 20 years have seen a complete transformation of the political and legal landscape for Africa’s indigenous people The term “indigenous people”, and the identification of particular groups in these terms, evokes strong emotions, outright hostility even, among...

In search of African culture

In search of African culture

Perceptions that ethnic African cultures are primitive as measured against a western way of life are not supported by modern anthropology Recently in Kenya, in a remote village deep in the western part of this East African nation, a young man aged 23 was discovered to...

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Afropolitanism: a dispatch from the trenches

Self-determination and identity are deeply emotive issues, and the choices people make in this regard, however controversial, require respect It was already over two years since the boxer formerly known as Cassius Clay had converted to Islam and started calling...

Diaspora diaries and football politics

As with football, Africa risks losing its best and brightest to more advanced and  monied nations Football and politics have always enjoyed a fascinating relationship. During this year’s World Cup the political subtext was especially elevated, given the geo-political...

Africa’s ‘First Peoples’ are gaining ground

The past 20 years have seen a complete transformation of the political and legal landscape for Africa’s indigenous people The term “indigenous people”, and the identification of particular groups in these terms, evokes strong emotions, outright hostility even, among...

In search of African culture

Perceptions that ethnic African cultures are primitive as measured against a western way of life are not supported by modern anthropology Recently in Kenya, in a remote village deep in the western part of this East African nation, a young man aged 23 was discovered to...

The role of culture in Africa’s development

Many aspects of African culture can be used to support development, but others have delayed progress Africa is a vast continent with a diversity of cultures. Rather than see this as an impediment to development, the continent should take advantage of this rich...

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Afropolitanism: a dispatch from the trenches

Self-determination and identity are deeply emotive issues, and the choices people make in this regard, however controversial, require respect It was...

Africa in Fact: Issue 44