The Queen and I

In this year of the Platinum Jubilee of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth ll, Lord Hain recalls some encounters with Her Majesty from his own long stint as a front-bench British politician.

African migration: A golden opportunity squandered

A recent UN forum on migration was a golden opportunity for Africa to make its case on the movement of labour across the world but a weak stance and infighting meant that the chance was squandered.

Ncuti Gatwa – the African Dr Who

Ncuti Gatwa taking over as the 14th Dr Who in the world’s longest-running sci-fi show may be a defining moment in British cultural history and could open the way for more talented Black creatives. 

London’s Africa Centre reborn

The historic Africa Centre, for decades an iconic cultural landmark in London’s Covent Garden area, opened to the public again in its swanky new headquarters …

London’s Africa Centre – a glorious history

The history of London’s Africa Centre parallels that of modern Africa and is a fascinating study in its own right. We present edited extracts from the brilliant study by Sheila Ruiz.

The significance of Lumumba’s golden tooth

As the only remaining part of Patrice Lumumba’s body is laid to rest in Kinshasa, the big lie has been exposed for what it was and no one is under any illusions about the real role of Belgium in the Congo.