Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism – a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
Kenya’s constitution-making process has exhibited a gyration pattern that often starts with a belief that governance reforms can rectify the country’s problems, but ends up as a power struggle.
The fundamental structure of the current constitution, which is cast in classical Westminster conceptions, is unsuited for modern-day constitutionalism.
Nigeria’s pre-eminent position in Africa, lost to corruption and political patronage over the years, can be regained by putting its house in order.
Studies of Kwame Nkrumah have been influenced by the political climate both within and outside Ghana.
How African knowledge systems can be incorporated into higher education.
An oral history based biography of a survivor of colonial genocide in Namibia indicates instances of humanity during an entirely inhumane era.
Black consciousness in South Africa changed blacks and whites.
Only psychologists could discern how Dumiso Dabengwa maintained his legendary composure, a necessary trait for an intelligence supremo.
Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Both South Africa’s courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
Khanya College’s curriculum was quite different from the one taught at other universities of the time. Its students studied oral African literature and history alongside Western literature.
It’s important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
A global approach to African history complements the radical post-colonial histories, while also asserting the role of the continent in the world’s global pasts and present.
To get Nelson Mandela released and save Namibia’s independence elections, Thatcher proposed a massive aid programme.
Even 'madmen' have their motives for fighting.
A brave foreign policy changed history in Angola and South Africa.
More than two decades after apartheid ended, South African universities still tend to offer a view of the country and continent that is rooted in colonial and apartheid thinking.
Fire has been viewed as the main protagonist in creating Africa’s iconic savannas. However, new research shows that browsing animals created savannas millions of years before fire became important.
Knowledge is power. If you own it, you can control those without it. Since so much knowledge about Africa doesn’t sit on the continent, it’s apparent that Africa lacks power in this regard.