Africa

Obsessing over the sins of empire only serves to hide the flaws of dysfunctional modern states

A two-year stint on an island in Lake Victoria makes for a poignant and memorable memoir

The Masai Mara has defied gloomy predictions of decline and still supports a thriving ecosystem as rich as it ever was

The West has underestimated Africa’s independent economic potential

Was the “Scramble for Africa” in the late nineteenth century strategically planned?

A vast global market in stolen and forged art and artefacts has only grown in the context of the pandemic, but technology and international policing may be catching up

Abiy Ahmed has joined the long list of Africa’s “democrats” who became dictators

To get a handle on African cinema, watch Mandabi

David Smith recalls his time as a journalist covering the devastating famine in Karamoja, northern Uganda, in the 1980s

What the death of Idriss Deby Itno in battle means for the fight against Islamic terrorism