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Mandela’s place in history

Madiba died a year ago. How should his remarkable life be understood? Onyekachi Wambu looks back at events that shook African history from Alexander’s conquest …

Africa remixed: Art to make you think

This year saw Africa’s contemporary art come into sharp focus. According to the exclusive auction house Bonham’s, African art, created by artists from a multitude …

Britain/Africa: Scottish lessons

History reveals that Britain (the United Kingdom) has never protected indigenous or non-British interests – whether in Africa, Australasia, the Indian subcontinent or North America …

BHM: British brutality in East Africa

David Anderson is a historian, researcher and author whose book, Histories of the Hanged, is a seminal work on the Mau Mau’s liberation struggle in …

BHM: The Lumumba saga

Ludo de Witte explained to New African that in writing his bestseller, The Assassination of Lumumba, he made extensive use of the Belgian Foreign Ministry’s …

BHM: How Europe covered its back

Vincent Hiribarren is a lecturer in World History at King’s College, London. His work has led him to study many colonial-era archives of European countries …