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Women sift stones for building material at the abandoned slagheap of the Chinese-owned Luanshya Copper Mine, in Kitwe, Zambia. ​​​​​​​Credit: Joerg Boethling/Alamy 

Debt crises are back with a vengeance as the dollar goes from strength to strength and interest rates rise. As the...

Alaa Abd el-Fattah

The activists of the Arab Spring have faced a devastating backlash. We must support them, writes Nanjala Nyabola...

Nigerians gather for the Abeokuta Prayer walk on 17 October 2020, mobilizing against police brutality and corrupt governance.  Credit: Asokeretope

Two years on from the Lekki toll gate shooting, Obiora Ikoku, reflects on the legacy of Nigeria’s youth-led movement against...

Starting from humble DIY beginnings, Nigerian special effects posse The Critics are making waves. By Subi Shah...

The black rocks of Pungo Andongo in the north of Angola

Joana Ramiro summarizes the Southern African nation’s recent history of ‘European encroachment and African...

NDONGO SAMBA SYLLA

Senegalese development economist Ndongo Samba Sylla speaks to Hazel Healy about why he thinks ‘neo-...

Transnational oil companies are looking to leave the Niger Delta without cleaning up their mess. Ken Henshaw...

Russia’s invasion has triggered cost rises and staple shortages. Ugochi Anyaka-Oluigbo examines the crisis...

Swapsies: Nigerian artist Lukas Osarobo-Okoro, photographed outside the British Museum in London. Osarobo-Okoro and the Ahiamwen Guild of Benin have offered to donate new artworks to the institution. DYLAN MARTINEZ/ALAMY

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Taken during a violent British raid, the Benin bronzes have sat in Western museums and private collections for over a...

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Mamady Doumbouya, the latest snout at Guinea’s trough.

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An intimate 7-minute video portrait shares a stonecutter’s family struggling with hunger in Sierra Leone.

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Mike Loewe reports from South Africa on the community fighting to stop Shell from exploration along its...

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A decade on from the revolution, and after a succession of chaotic governments, is democracy teetering in Tunisia, asks...

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DJ Switch, a 13-year-old campaigner for children’s rights and all-round powerhouse, talks with Subi...

Credit: Pascal Maitre/Panos Between Lokutu & Lukumete, rainforest grows beside the River Congo, dwarving a pirogue sailing near the bank.

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The recent anti-deforestation pledge at the UN climate talks is a welcome announcement, but to protect the ‘lungs of Africa...

Supporters of the ruling military junta, the CNRD, stand in front of their headquarters the day after the 2021 coup d'état in Guinea. Credit: Aboubacarkhoraa/WikiCommons

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Multiple coups, a global virus and democracy on the ropes in many parts of the world. Nanjala Nyabola asks...

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