No Black History Month in Africa
Unlike in the U.S., Black History Month is largely ignored in Africa, where governments do not even recognize it. African scholars argue it is relevant to Africans because of the slave trade and the interlinked cultural heritage with African Americans.
A Jihadist Insurgency in Ghana?
Some analysts have been quick to attribute recent deadly violence in Bawku to Islamist extremism. Yet, reporting from the ground, New Lines finds a local power struggle to be the main driver of conflict.
Why Africa Fails at the World Cup
Decrepit stadiums, poor pitches akin to potato farms and improper coaching have been just some of the barriers to the development of soccer in Nigeria and most parts of sub-Saharan Africa for several decades.
How the Poor in Africa Pay the Price for Global Emissions
As temperatures rise and extreme weather events occur with greater frequency and intensity, the cost of climate change is growing. But climate change has a disproportionate effect on poorer countries.
The New Frontier: African Artists Tap Into a Digital Goldrush
For artists anywhere, selling art typically promises only meager returns. But non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have opened new possibilities, giving African artists global exposure for their work and allowing them to earn enough income to make a living.
Baby Formulas and Cash Crops in Africa Led to Poor Diets
Women were told breastfeeding was not enough, and as far as colonial administrations were concerned, milk had to be part of the nutrition plan for infants and children. Breastfeeding was discouraged and baby formulas were replacing much of infant rations. This was later heavily encouraged through aggressive marketing of baby formulas.
Black Muslims in the Americas: An Enduring Legacy
Exploring the legacy of Black Muslims in Americas and their centuries-long experience might help us better understand and address contemporary currents of Islamophobia, anti-Muslim bias and racism in the Americas.