Amilcar Cabral, one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial thinkers, with Fidel Castro. (Photo/ Invent the Future)

On Fidel Castro’s Death, And ‘Small’ Cuba’s Outsized Influence In Africa

Cuba is a small island nation that has had a huge impact on post-colonial Africa, and possibly no other figure would have as towering an influence on Africa’s revolutionary imagination than Fidel Castro.

Pretoria is famous for its jacaranda trees. (Photo/ South African Tourism)

Jacaranda Season Is Ending, But Here’s A Reminder Of How Trees Are Very Political In Africa

Even in Kenya’s dusty little border town with Ethiopia, the jacaranda tree stands out as a marker of British presence – Moyale on the Kenyan side has the trees around its town centre, on the Ethiopian side there are none