2 minutes read April 24, 2015 The first genocide of the 20th century happened in Namibia Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Media coverage has focused on the refusal of Turkey to acknowledge the genocide. It is indisputable Ottoman Turks carried out….. Read More 5 minutes read October 21, 2014 Ali Mazrui and Me I am asked on a regular basis, on campus and off, a question I assume is posed to many scholars of Africa, especially non-African ones like me: “What made you….. Read More 2 minutes read July 24, 2013 Sympathy for the ‘Devil’ This past Sunday’s New York Times features a delightful article (“A Visit From the Devil: Feared Traditional Priest From Ghana Spends a Year in the Bronx”) on Ghanaian priest Nana Kwaku Bonsam’s….. Read More 6 minutes read March 8, 2013 The media caricature of Hugo Chávez The mainstream media has been in overdrive working lockstep to uphold their ridiculous caricature of Hugo Chávez. The campaign has led to some pretty desperate and shallow displays of journalism…… Read More 3 minutes read December 21, 2012 Why would the BBC care what FW de Klerk thinks? Reporting on President Jacob Zuma’s landslide re-election as leader of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday, the BBC sought the opinion of former apartheid ruler F. W…… Read More 6 minutes read December 11, 2012 Six lessons from Ghana’s 2012 elections Ghana held its sixth consecutive elections since its democratic transition in 1992 this past weekend and once again has earned its reputation as a stable and thriving democracy, in spite….. Read More 6 minutes read December 5, 2012 Ghana’s elections: Back to the future The critically-acclaimed documentary “An African Election” is an excellent primer for Friday’s elections in the small, but pivotal West African nation of Ghana. Directed by Jarreth Merz, the film chronicles….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.