The link between African Americans and Africans is a long, deep, complex, biological and social connection. Black people on each side of the Atlantic look to the other for inspiration as part of the global African diaspora, brought closer now than at any other time over our communal 400+ year [...]
Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Since 2003, Joyce Nangobi has been on a mission to help other women fight corruption. “It started as a necessity”, she says. At the time, families were being illegally evicted from their homes in Jinja, Uganda. With many women widowed or with their husbands away working in urban areas, they [...]
One of the striking features of Senegalese filmmaker Moussa Toure’s new film, La Pirogue, is its vivid recreation of the economic desperation at the heart of illegal immigration. It tells the story of Baye Laye, a young boat captain from a Senegalese fishing village who faces an uphill struggle making ends meet for his poor family.
The streets in Eastleigh are filled with rows of matatus (buses) blasting reggae music, piles of garbage drenched in sewage water (due to decades of road maintenance neglect and a lack of formal waste collection systems), and throngs of people traversing the narrow streets. It is in this densely populated low-income area of Nairobi that most of the urban refugees reside.
Understanding the African diaspora begins with the recognition of World War I (WWI) as a crucial and evolutionary moment. WWI marks a period that reflected tension and confusion, as well as assertions of connectivity and empowerment within the diaspora, that persist today.
Independence Days across Africa, More Violence in DRC and Foreign Policy Magazine’s 2011 “The World In Misery”
A number of African countries are celebrating their “independence”" days