Africa in Fact Issue 51
Contested, but difficult to ignore

Contested, but difficult to ignore

African history: quo vadis? Newly emerging African histories in the 1950s and 60s served as an antidote to the views of imperial and colonial historiography African history has gone through many incarnations as an...

Time for change

Time for change

African leadership: the golden age The continent’s current crop of leaders is more acquiescent than their post-colonial predecessors in dealing with external attempts at unwarranted interference Former Nigerian...

A long and winding road

A long and winding road

China: the special relationship Economic and political ties between Africa and China have led to infrastructural development on a monumental scale but their roots go back millennia No one knows exactly how long ago the...

Altered states

Altered states

Africa: the age of revolutions A broader view of history reveals Africans to have been decisive actors in shaping global changes, both inside and outside the continent One big difficulty historians of Africa face is...