The world changed a great deal in the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Her son’s legacy may be determined by how he adapts to new dynamics within the UK and across the Commonwealth.
Is it possible to disentangle the personal attributes of a gentle and kindly woman, from her role as the crowned head of a declining global empire that waged numerous wars? Many don’t think so.
It’s in Britain’s interests to help the African continent reach its potential.
Macron’s recent visits to Africa tell a story in which France is doing penance for its colonial crimes while trying to maintain influence gained through colonialism.
Twitter users’ responses suggest that southern Yahoo boys are more criminalised by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission than their northern counterparts. We explain why.
Digital activists are targeted for their work on intersectional issues. But they have developed strategies to deal with online and offline hate.
In the Copperbelt the category of ‘expatriate’ recreated a dual wage structure that still persists.
Democratic nation-states were supposed to be the legitimate successors of empires. It hasn’t quite worked out that way in the past century, and Russia’s war on Ukraine is a reflection of that.
Economic inequality during the Dutch East Indies era varied radically, depending on where you look. What made the income distribution different from one region to another?
Political interests have informed conservation policies in one of East Africa’s most important water towers, the Mau Forest Complex.
A major lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to decolonize transnational governance so that the world is better able to handle both future and current global crises.
The political skill to turn situations to his advantage, rather than any ability to mobilise people, made Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.
Recent incidents have been read as a campaign against Christians, but other religious groups feel they are targets too.
Belgium wants to frame its relationship with Congo, Rwanda and Burundi as one looking into the future – but the past weighs heavily.
Violence in the DRC can be brought to an end if the geographical scope of the conflict is broadened to include all neighbouring countries.
Just over 100 years ago, Maasai in Kenya were moved into reserves, where they could be more easily taxed and controlled, to make way for white settlement.
As a political tool with a long history and dubious boundaries, whiteness – by its very fluidity – fosters violence.
This book succeeds well in describing and criticising, through many examples, how whiteness works.
France may be getting closer to legalizing cannabis. Still, arrests are rising quickly and often target Arab Muslim men.
The storming of the presidential palace in Sri Lanka is a moment of powerful symbolism – one with many historical precedents.