4 minutes read February 11, 2015 The hierarchy of refugee stories Three hundred refugees and migrants are now missing and feared dead after trying to cross the Mediterranean over the weekend from Libya to Italy on rubber dinghies. According to the….. Read More 7 minutes read February 10, 2014 Kenya’s first mockumentary takes on the NGO world Anyone working in international development for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) over the past few years has likely had one of the following experiences: 1) Witnessing an external consultant or boss being….. Read More 10 minutes read September 18, 2013 “They beg to be called refugees, but Israel calls them infiltrators” Since February 2011, Meron Estefanos has acted as an interpreter, negotiator and kind of lifeline for Eritrean refugees held hostage in the Sinai desert. Meron’s story recently appeared on This….. Read More 10 minutes read August 20, 2013 Escaping categorization: a Q&A with Ethiopian photographer Michael Tsegaye It’s hard to catch photographer Michael Tsegaye; photography jobs frequently take him to remote parts of Ethiopia, while his personal work graces urban art meccas like Paris, New York and….. Read More 15 minutes read November 26, 2012 Africa for Norway: The Interview A little over a week ago we covered the release of Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway, the online faux development campaign calling on Africans to donate radiators to Norway. Since Radi-Aid’s….. Read More 2 minutes read November 16, 2012 It’s Africans’ turn to help Norwegians Who ever said Norwegians don’t have a sense of humor? Just in time for the holidays, a Norwegian group calling itself Radi-Aid has launched an appeal to ship radiators from….. Read More 3 minutes read November 14, 2012 Bono’s Big Ideas (for Africa of course) A new post on one of The Atlantic’s blogs breathily covers Bono appearing at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. to talk about Africa and foreign aid. It’s not clear why a publication like….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.