Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. He is on the international affairs faculty of The New School in New York.

Patrice Lumumba (1925–1961)

Patrice Lumumba was prime minister of a newly independent Congo for only seven months between 1960 and 1961 before he wa…

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The year of Elaine Salo

It is very difficult to write or speak about Elaine Salo in the past tense. I first met Elaine in the mid-1990s.  I’ve g…

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VIVA FIDEL!

If Africa is a country, then Fidel Castro is one of our national heroes. After fronting the Cuban revolution against a c…

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On Safari

While we would like to go full steam year round, the fact that we have day jobs (for example, I work as a professor), me…

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The Rumble in the Jungle

Some of the most indelible images of Muhammad Ali come from his 1974 trip to the Congo. He was the feted guest of dictat…

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On Safari

For all the serious stuff we wrote or filmed about, tweeted or Facebooked this year (we’ll have a “Blogging …

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