Is this the end of Boko Haram?

In recent months, thousands of Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon, but the prospects of lasting peace are limited as long as the underlying causes of disaffection remain

1-54 Forum returns to London

For the ninth year in a row, the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London will be accompanied by 1-54 Forum, the fair’s extensive talks and events programme. Curator Dr Omar Kholeif gives us an advance preview.

Supping with the devil in Afghanistan and Africa

The chaotic departure of Western powers from Afghanistan has exposed the brutal reality of the relationship between occupiers and their local servants. The analogy can apply to Africa as well.

Biggest and boldest 1-54 ever

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to London from 14-17 October 2021 with work from 48 leading international galleries from 23 countries across Europe, Africa and North America.

Unethical stance on rights of Black people at the UN

After 20 years of talks and haggling, the UN has finally established its Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, but what is astonishing is who voted against the motion, says Baffour Ankomah.

Zambia’s youth lift Hichilema to top of power hill

In his sixth run for the presidency of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema eschewed economic jargon and spoke the language of the people, especially the youth. Voters rewarded him with a crushing win over longtime rival Edgar Lungu.