Roots of Imperial Policing

The US became deeply involved in global counterinsurgency after World War Two, said Stuart Schrader, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University and author of “Badges Without Borders: Howe Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.” In the Sixties, Washington “replicated domestically what the United States was already doing oversees in the guise of preventing communist revolution.,” said…

Decolonization, Decoloniality, and the Future of African Studies: A Conversation with Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Duncan Omanga At the sidelines of the recently concluded African Studies Association (ASA) annual meeting held in Boston (November 21–23, 2019), Prof. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, a prominent voice on the debate on decolonization, had a conversation with Duncan Omanga, program officer for the African Peacebuilding Network and the Next Generation Social Sciences program, on the…

Patrice Lumumba: Revolution, Freedom and Legacy in DR Congo

Roxana Baspineiro The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Patrice Lumumba during a visit to U.N. Headquarters in New York. (July, 24, 1960) On Jan. 17 1961, the African leader and first head of government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Patrice Lumumba was brutally murdered in a heinous crime that…

Blacks From Elsewhere and the Right of Abode

Achille Mbembe  Sorrowing over the treatment of migrants, Achille Mbembe calls for Africa to adopt a pro-migration stance, phase out colonial borders and become “a vast space of circulation.” “South African forms of black nationalism are morphing into virulent forms of black-on-black racism.” Achille Mbembe delivered Blacks From Elsewhere and the Right of Abode, the Ruth First…

Libya Talks in Moscow Progress but Fail to Reach Agreement on Ceasefire

The Address | Benghazi – Libya MOSCOW – Talks aimed at agreeing an unconditional and open-ended ceasefire in Libya failed to achieve a breakthrough on Monday despite making good progress, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters. Lavrov said some sides in the conflict had signed the ceasefire deal, but that Khalifa Haftar, commander of…

Libyan National Army to Continue Operations Until Victory

The General Command of the Armed Forces confirmed its continued targeting of the enemy by air, indicating that its military units are advancing and extending control of new concentrations in all axes, starting from the axes of the capital, through the axes west of the city of Sirte to the outskirts of Misrata. The General…