Many scholars argue that attracting migrants is essential to economic competitiveness in a globalising world.
In the era of neoliberal capitalism, both the ideology of Pan-Africanism and the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have become marketable commodities.
The world's best known talk show host has become the president-elect of the most powerful country in the world. Trump running the US is unlikely to be good news for Africa.
African academics living in the diaspora have access to resources that can really help their peers working on the continent.
Natural hair has become a political rallying point for women across the African diaspora. For these women, wearing natural hair is way to resist Eurocentric norms and "post-racial" political thought.
At what point is the movement of people away from their land of origin called a diaspora? A sociologist explores what the term has meant in the past, and why that might soon change.
Its critics complain that current Afrodiasporic literature is not in tune with everyday life on the continent. They see its versions of Africa as sanitised and Westernised.