12 minutes read March 25, 2015 Open letter to 60 Minutes regarding its reporting on Africa Dear Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of CBS 60 Minutes, We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent by 60….. Read More 19 minutes read December 19, 2014 Africa is a Country recommends: Books of 2014 Christmas is coming, and like the German Bundesliga we’re going to be taking a wee break on AIAC, returning in the early days of 2015. Everyone has their own ways of getting….. Read More 6 minutes read March 15, 2013 Why is there a news media blackout about political repression in Djibouti? Guest Post by Abdourahman Waberi, Ali Deberkale and Dimitri Verdonck On the eve of the legislative election of February 22, 2013, in the Republic of Djibouti, Hafez Mohamed Hassan, a 14-year-old….. Read More 1 minute read November 14, 2011 Omar Sy, French movie icon By Abdourahman Waberi Released only a week ago, ‘Intouchables’ the film (by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache, France, length: 1h52min) is having the most amazing success in France since Harry….. Read More 1 minute read November 11, 2011 Of blood & tears, ink & screen By Abdourahman Waberi What is the fil rouge running between Algeria’s unforgettable freedom fighter and film producer Saadi Yacef (‘The Battle of Algiers’, shot by Gillo Pontecorvo in 1966 in….. Read More 1 minute read October 20, 2011 Gandhi in Somalia By Abdourahman Waberi I have known Professor Mohamed Abdi Mohamed aka Gandhi for many years. I read his books and pamphlets devoted to the history of his native Somalia. A….. Read More 2 minutes read October 13, 2011 Jeffrey Gettleman in Somalia By Abdourahman Waberi* Jeffrey Gettleman will not run the risk of being seen as ‘a nobody, a cockroach, a gangster,’ unlike the Somali pirates he depicted in the columns of….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.