AI has set time ticking for humanity
The Barbados government wants reparation payments from the successors of the plantation’s founderJames Drax, led by Richard Drax, a wealthy British MP
Professor Rafael Winkler unravels several philosophies of the age that lie behind an anti-slavery 19th century lithograph
Europe would have been a marginal player in world history without the continent’s natural resources and centuries of cheap African labour
In a three-part series on South Africa’s land question, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi takes a look at the colonial conquests that drove us here
As Freedom Day approaches, an American reflects on how our history has become his too
In the frantic pursuit of patriarchal ideas of manhood, boys often lose their ability to love — this paves the way for cruelty and violence
The protests that have taken place in the United States confront the racialised edifice that built the modern world
Neo Muyanga’s ‘Making Grace Amazing’ is one of the online offerings at this year’s National Arts Festival in Makhanda
Frank B Wilderson discusses ‘Afropessimism’, his memoir that analyses structural violence
A statue of the French king in Louisville, Kentucky was damaged during the protests against police killings. It should not be repaired
There is no separating George Floyd’s killing from the struggles black people have faced ever since the first slave ships landed on these shores
Gregory Maqoma revives a Zakes Mda character, mixing Ravel’s Boléro with isicathamiya to mourn, to hope, and to celebrate life
The research concluded that fewer slaves were taken from African countries with a higher average IQ
The two-year project will seek ‘appropriate ways to publicly acknowledge past links to slavery and to address its impact’
Despite what a recent CNN documentary claims, there is no pervasive child slavery problem in Ghana’s Lake Volta region
Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the US, across the globe or just in certain industries
‘I choose to get my hands dirty’
Next month’s African Union summit will be hosted by one of the world’s worst perpetrators, but slavery is off the agenda
Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
Eritreans have become desensitised; the slavery in Libya is “the new normal”
Sent home after failing to reach Europe, migrants tell of the horrors they endured
We look at how African men are being auctioned and being sold off to smugglers for as little as $400 as part of Libya’s slave trade
Modern-day slave markets in Libya were on the lips of African and European leaders at the opening of the summit in Abidjan
Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in "slave markets" across Libya, but many do not survive the journey across the desert.
The migration policies of the European Union have directly resulted in slavery conditions for migrants in Libya.
Bound for the EU-Africa summit, President Macron told Burkina Faso students that migrant trafficking was a "crime against humanity."
With the summit dealing with migration issues as part of its pro-youth focus, many countries want the AU-EU summit to condemn the practice of slavery
Brazil might have all the trappings of a new place, but the spectre of slavery makes it feel familiar
With her intricate writing of physical suffering and supernatural torment, Toni Morrison vividly paints the pain of slavery
Paul Beatty touches on key issues but writes in such a way that he doesn’t have to speak for black people
A Senegalese researcher wants to find missing clues of slavery to piece together the history and future of his country