7 minutes read February 3, 2015 The protest tradition of Maputo’s masked Mapiko dancers Signs of Mozambique’s booming economy on the one hand and rising inequality on the other can be noticed all over the country. Now even the welfare of those who have fought for….. Read More 4 minutes read January 19, 2015 Achille Mbembe on How the Ebola Crisis Exposes Africa’s Dependency on the West In addition to the human toll, the Ebola crisis in West Africa has severe political consequences. According to Achille Mbembe, Western states present their intervention in West Africa as a….. Read More 7 minutes read November 5, 2014 How Frelimo rehabilitated Renamo in time for Mozambique’s Elections Mozambique’s October 15 elections demonstrated how “divided” the country is. Frelimo, the party in power since independence in 1975, won the elections with 57 per cent of the vote for….. Read More 4 minutes read October 16, 2014 What is it like to be a refugee in Germany? “Gitmo in Germany?” and “German Abu Ghraib” were two of the headlines across news wires in late September after photos and a video documenting the abuse of Algerian asylum seekers by security officers in an….. Read More 4 minutes read October 8, 2014 Germany has its own “Sinterklaas Scandal” The Oktoberfest in Munich may be over, but a curious debate sparked by the annual Bavarian bierfest is lingering like a bad hangover. Is it racist to put up targets….. Read More 2 minutes read June 24, 2014 New Sounds from Mozambique Most of Mozambique’s music stars and musical genres known abroad come from the south of the country and the capital Maputo. That’s why Wired for Sound—the mobile recording studio we wrote….. Read More 7 minutes read October 25, 2013 Mozambique: How serious is Renamo’s pro-war rhetoric? On October 4th, the peace accord between the opposition Renamo and the party in power, Frelimo, signed after more than a decade and a half of civil war, celebrated its….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.