The Latest Hub of Political Humor: Gambia

A new generation of comedians is using hard-won civic space and social media to poke fun at leaders in a country that, until recently, had a thin-skinned president.

Jazz-Turned-Pop Star Beats Cape Verdean Drum

Singer Mayra Andrade has reinvented herself to reach a new audience.

This Sierra Leone Chef Brings a Modern Twist to Nomadic Cuisine

This Sierra Leonean chef is stirring interest in the cuisine of the Fulani, an ethnic group more commonly associated with jihads.

This Vigilante Says He’s Fighting Terrorism. Is He Also Backing Massacres?

Boureima Nadbanka and the Koglweogos are taming a lawless stretch of Burkina Faso.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Can This Pioneer of Moroccan Trap Break Out Globally?

A brand name in Morocco, Issam Harris is ready for his global breakout.

West Africa’s Elderly Presidents Catch Tenure-Elongation Fever

West Africa has been a shining light of democracy compared to the rest of the continent.

OZY Takes You Ahead of the Curve in Science and Technology

OZY was ahead of the curve in bringing you these stories about trends and trendsetters in science and technology.

The Natural Hair Movement Grows in Africa — With Knots

After pandering to Western notions of hair beauty for decades, West Africa is finally embracing natural hair.

Stories From the Fringe

OZY's Hair! series looks at the pleasure and politics of our beloved locks.

A Serene and Unexpected Liberian Paradise

After civil war and an Ebola outbreak, tourism here is bouncing back — with places like this lodge by the Atlantic.


When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

How the Humble Pineapple Is Curbing Guinean Immigration to Europe

Thousands of migrants once fled the West African nation, but pineapple cultivation is helping put a stop to that.

This Nigerian Conflict Is Proving Deadlier Than Boko Haram

An under-the-radar ethnic conflict is eclipsing the infamous terror group as the biggest security threat facing Africa’s largest economy.

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