Awards galore for The Milkmaid

Nigeria’s indefatigable banker-turned-film-maker Desmond Ovbiagele appears to have finally hit the big time with his searing depiction of the lives of two young Nigerian women taken hostage by extremists. Report by Gail Collins.

Is nationalism vanquishing internationalism?

It’s hardly surprising that the world is competing over vaccines when our era has seen nationalism vanquishing internationalism and unilateralism overwhelming multilateralism, says Lord Peter Hain. 

The healing power of art

The arts are the outstanding conveyor of a society’s cultural beliefs, practices, attitudes and values. Amandine Ndikumasabo considers how can we use them to heal.

Bukayo Saka: Gunning for greatness

Few young players have hit soccer stardom as quickly and emphatically as the Nigerian / British youngster Bukayo Saka. Profile by Michael Renouf.

Preparing for a knowledge economy in Africa

To catch up with the world’s technological advances, Africa’s education system needs to promote science and technology, says guest editor Amandine Ndikumasabo.

Why Africa must move beyond aid

Overdependence on aid is rendering the continent’s current development model unsustainable, argue Abigail Ashun-Sarpy and Jean-Philip Lawson.