Xenophobia in South Africa: Forgetting the Past in Dealing with the Present
Nationalism / Protest and Activism / Racism and Xenophobia / Southern Africa

Xenophobia in South Africa: Forgetting the Past in Dealing with the Present

“Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika Maluphakanyis’ uphondo lwayo Yiva imithandazo yethu Nkosi sikelela, Thina lusapho lwayo” “Lord, bless Africa May her horn rise high up Hear Thou our prayers And bless us.” With xenophobic attacks spreading in the Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal regions of South Africa, it appears that the instigators of this violence have forgotten the … Continue reading

East Africa / Horn of Africa / Military Interventions / Terrorism

Effective Response, Not Vengeance Sought by Civil Society in Kenya in Wake of Garissa Massacres

In the wake of the tragic massacre of university students in Garissa by members of al-Shabaab, the Kenyan government has vowed to step up security and retaliate. However, scholars and activists from both within and outside of Kenya are challenging the logic of securitization and militarization and proposing alternative solutions. Continue reading

Africa and Western World / Anti-Imperialism / East Africa / Horn of Africa

A Collective Response to Dr. Markus Hoehne and the Somaliland Journal of African Studies

Safia Aidid has given us permission to repost this open letter from Somali intellectuals, academics and activists. The Africa Collective feels that it is important to continue this conversation about making African Studies a more inclusive space, particularly for African scholars.
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