Crypto aims to be the future of finance but the digital coins carry a carbon footprint the size of Argentina. The coin’s future depends on eliminating cryptocurrency’s environmental impact.
Thousands are calling for removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, grandfather of apartheid in South Africa. The protest sheds light on why some statues shouldn’t be left to stand.
Africanfuturism is an Afrocentric fictional sub-genre that has grown in popularity in recent years. Here are some of the Africanfuturism books you should totally check out.
Rising death tolls in Israel and Palestine are in the media spotlight. But how balanced is that media coverage? This analysis explores that question.
African novels are testaments to how diverse, unique, and multifaceted the African continent is. They deal with varying concepts, struggles, resistance, and cultural issues. The vibrancy of older and contemporary African literature cannot be brushed aside. On one hand, you have novels that are a part of ongoing literary experimentations. On the other, you have […]
Kim Kardashian, not a stranger to controversy, set out to break the internet in 2014 with a photo splattered over the cover of Paper magazine. Renowned French photographer Jean-Paul Goude, who took the photograph for the cover, created a sensationalist post that looked oddly similar to a popular photo of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman. Many thought […]
In the early scenes of the Marvel blockbuster Black Panther, supervillain Erik Killmonger is seen surveying the African collection at the Museum of Great Britain. Killmonger corrects the exhibition’s patronizing white female curator about the origin of an axe. He says: “It was taken by British soldiers in Benin, but it’s from Wakanda. Don’t trip […]
The year was 2005. Caroline Elkins, a Harvard Historian, had just come to prominence with a book titled Britain’s Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya. The book chronicled the atrocities that the British colonial empire had committed in pre-independence Kenya. It was a tale of systematic violence involving detention camps, heavily patrolled villages, […]
In recent years, Netflix in the continent has heightened. Netflix’s first African series, Queen Sono, premiered in February 2020. South Africa was the first country that the streaming giant gifted its first Netflix original, a series titled Shadow. Since the company expanded its streaming services to Africa, there have been isolated deals with celebrities like […]
You’ve probably heard of Lagos. It’s the most populous city in Africa with more than 21 million people. From its size, you can see that it’s multi-layered, multicultural, and everything but a city for anyone searching for peace and quiet. The boisterous energy is felt the moment you step into the city. The city calls […]
The Oyo Empire was the largest Yoruba empire in pre-colonial West Africa, located in the Savannah below the bond of the river Niger in Bussa-Jebba region of southwest Nigeria. It occupied most of the states between the Volta River in the west and the Niger River in the east. The establishment of the empire was […]
Disney announced a spate of upcoming projects at its 2020 Investor Day. This included updates on the Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney Studios. It also announced milestones with Disney+ and its other streaming services. Although, that’s not the news. What caught people’s attention in-between Disney’s 52 announcements was that Disney was collaborating with a Nigerian […]