9 Best Articles on Africa
The most useful articles on africa from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Africa Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on africa by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Africa’s rising cities
- Built on the bodies of slaves: how Africa was erased from the history of the modern world
- The idea of ‘precolonial Africa’ is vacuous and wrong
- Africa’s Century of Growth
- Ghana, you were doing so well!
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Ghana, you were doing so well!
Africa needs a development leader. Ghana can't afford to play the game of borrow-and-bailout.
How digital commerce is evolving in Kenya
Kenya's M-Pesa made the agent-network model popular, e-commerce startups are applying the model to food and household retail shopping.
Will the US deliver on its promises to Africa?
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Soccer can boost Africa's creative economy even further. Here's how
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Africa’s rising cities
By 2100, 13 of the world’s 20 biggest urban areas will be in Africa.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on africa.
The idea of ‘precolonial Africa’ is vacuous and wrong
The idea of a ‘precolonial’ Africa is theoretically vacuous, racist and plain wrong about the continent’s actual history
«Hegel, a racist philosopher, who argued in the 1820s that Africa was a land ‘outside of Time’ and not a part of the movement of ‘History’.»
Built on the bodies of slaves: how Africa was erased from the history of the modern world
The long read: The creation of the modern, interconnected world is generally credited to European pioneers. But Africa was the wellspring for almost everything they achieved – and African lives were…
«By miscasting the role of Africa, generations have been taught a profoundly misleading story about the origins of modernity.»
Africa’s Century of Growth
On Morten Jerven’s The Wealth and Poverty of African States.
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