DMV rapper and record producer Oddisee realized early on that purpose and success are self-designated.

Sudanese American rapper Oddisee on overcoming cultural taboos and confronting self-doubt


“Movement” host Meklit Hadero speaks with Sudanese American MC Oddisee about his new album, “To What End,” which grew out of a period of intense self-doubt.

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Series of reimagined African folk tales launches on Netflix

Arts, Culture & Media
The exterior of the newly opened Dikan Center for photography in Accra, Ghana.

The new Dikan Center in Ghana displays a collection of photography from across Africa

Arts, Culture & Media
Palestinians react as they watch a live broadcast of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Morocco and France played in Qatar, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. 

As World Cup wraps, Morocco team inspires Arab unity around the world

Supporters of Capt. Ibrahim Traore parade waving a Russian flag in the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Oct. 2, 2022. 

When putsch comes to shove: Part I

Critical State
From left to right: Yeleyeni Songsore and her Ghanaian husband; Mawiyah Kambon and Kamal Kambon; Kwaku Asantu Maroon Asare.

‘This is where I should be’: 1,500 Black Americans make Ghana their new home


At least 1,500 Black Americans have moved to Ghana since 2019, when the government declared its “Year of Return” initiative, calling on Africans in the diaspora to return to Africa. As the US continues to confront its history of racism and police brutality against Black people, many are heeding Ghana’s call.  

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Kenya’s popular band Sauti Sol calls on Kenyans to vote


Ahead of Kenya’s presidential election on Tuesday, Afropop stars Sauti Sol are using their music to encourage young Kenyans to vote. “A lot of the youth in Kenya feel like their voice doesn’t really count,” said band member Bien-Aimè Alusa. 

People stage a sit-in demanding a return to civilian rule and to protest the nine people who were killed in anti-military demonstrations last month, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, July 4, 2022.

Sudanese protesters demand a ‘purely civilian transitional government’ activist says


This week, coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said he would support a full transition back to civilian rule in Sudan. But the offer was promptly rejected by the political opposition. “We do not trust, nor do we believe the military,” Sudanese activist Daliah Abdel-Moneim told The World’s Marco Werman. 

King Philippe of Belgium, right, greets 100-year-old corporal Albert Kunyuku, the last surviving Congolese veteran of World War II during a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Wednesday June 8, 2022. 

Belgian King Philippe’s visit to DR Congo stirs hope for a ‘win-win partnership,’ historian says

Global Politics

History professor Charles Tshimanga-Kashama joined The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the historic visit and its implications for the future relations between the two countries.

Achimota forest in Accra's only surviving greenbelt, leaving many Ghanaians concerned about its planned rezoning.

Accra’s only surviving greenbelt is under threat. Ghanaians are fighting to protect it. 


Leaked government documents suggest a portion of the Achimota Forest Reserve could be rezoned for development, sparking a major outcry among residents and conservationists.