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Hiding two centuries of slavery requires some effort, and it is a collective silence that historian Afua Cooper calls the ‘erasure of blackness.’ (Mario Tama/Getty Images) Listen to the full episode53:59 Why is it common knowledge that we saved runaway slaves from the United States, but few know that Africans and Indigenous peoples were bought, […]

A German newspaper accuses France of looting 440 billion euros each year to Africans through the CFA Franc. This economic slavery is important for the development of the French economy. Whenever this traffic is likely to fail, France is ready for anything to reconquer it. If a leader of the CFA zone no longer meets […]

‘We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now’: South African parliament votes to SEIZE white-owned land as experts warn of violent repercussions White South African farmers to be removed from their land after parliament vote  The motion for ‘expropriation without compensation’ passed by a landslide It was brought […]

A contemporary rendition of British colonists served by African slaves at a ball in Spanish Town, Jamaica, between 1800-1809. Photograph: Everett Collection Historical/Alamy The modern equivalent of £17bn was paid out to compensate slave owners for the loss of their human property. Some people believe we should be proud It is hard to imagine why […]

When you think ‘hard as f*ck’, you don’t always think of a stay-at-home mom. But, halfway into Sum-01’s intro track, you already get a feel for an artist whose hungry to spit after too long away from the mic. The London rapper is back after an eight year haitus with her second album – 2 […]

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has attracted international attention for emphasizing how important it is for Ghana to have a greater degree of sovereignty in its dealings with international partners. Less discussed is how much his impactful critique of aid dependency borrow from the ideas and sentiments of Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, and his writings […]

Saint-Louis, Senegal There has been increasing interest to unearth and understand Africa’s photographic history in recent years. Whether this is driven by the growing treasure trove of black and white images from the continent resurfacing; a need to dispel myths about what Africa is and is not; or a growing interest in photography for storytelling […]

Somalia has the longest coastline in mainland Africa, stretching more than 3,000 kilometers (1880 miles) across the Horn. But for decades, those pristine beaches remained untouched and devoid of people and activities. And as the nation gained a semblance of peace in 2011, Somalis flocked there to swim and eat at newly-opened seaside restaurants, only […]

Muhammida el-Muhajir says as an African American in the US, she felt she could ‘never win’ [Courtesy of Muhammida el-Muhajir] Accra, Ghana – They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return. A new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism […]

29-year-old Fatima Ali is bravely calling out the rampant racism in Egypt and the Arab world against darker-skinned Africans. The former Miss Sudan beauty queen turned author is planning to share her experience in her book titled, “Diary of a Black Girl”. She recounts the numerous amount of times she’s been harassed, discriminated against, and […]