THE EMBERS OF APARTHEID – South Africa’s notorious system of racial segregation and how it continues to affect the country today.
TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS – Not about the usual North American-European relations, but about Brazilian-African relations.
BEASTS OF NO NATION – The dark, unflinching 2015 movie about child soldiers in West Africa.
RWANDA’S KAGAME – A profile of Paul Kagame, the controversial dictator of Rwanda who’s actually doing a pretty good job as far as dictators go.
A PEEK AT MOZAMBIQUE – An overview of Mozambique, one of Africa’s most overlooked countries.
JAMMIN’ NAIJA STYLE – Learn more about Nigerian music, one of the country’s most infectious cultural exports.
THE PROBLEM WITH AFRICA – Africa’s problems are deep and systemic, but I zero in here on what I think is the standout: lousy governance.
GOODBYE JONATHAN – Nigeria’s election in 2015 threw out a corrupt, discredited president (Goodluck Jonathan) and ushered in a former dictator who promised to reform the system (Muhammadu Buhari).
STAID DEVELOPMENT – An assessment of Ethiopia’s development strategy, which is state-led and looks to China as a model.
THE CONGO CONFLICT CHRONICLE – The sad but important story of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a major country in the heart of Africa with potential wasted by colonial oppression, flagrant corruption and chaotic war.