0 minutes Less than a minute read January 6, 2015 Historian Terence Ranger is no more Zimbabwean historian Terence Ranger (1929-2015) is no more. Ranger was central to the historiography of Rhodesian colonialism and a keen observer of post-independent Zimbabwe. In the image above, taken in….. Read More 5 minutes read December 7, 2014 Weekend Special No. 2696 * Weekend Special is all that stuff we wanted to, but did not get around to writing about but shared on social media or things we feel bear repeating. First….. Read More 6 minutes read November 23, 2014 Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy Africa is a Country has published its first ebook, “Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy.” The ebook was edited by Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs. The contributors to the ebook….. Read More 6 minutes read November 7, 2014 The whole ‘Zambia has a white president’ meme When Zambian President Michael Sata died in London last week after being sick for some time, Western media (and some on Twitter) spent little time reflecting on his rule (basically….. Read More 20 minutes read October 16, 2014 How do we talk about the memory of Apartheid In 1966 the South African government declared District Six—a high-density, mostly coloured residential area intrinsic to the fabric of downtown Cape Town for at least a century and situated on….. Read More 2 minutes read September 9, 2014 Sepp Blatter says sports boycotts don’t work. ‘Would Mandela agree?’ Earlier this week Sepp Blatter, defending FIFA’s decision to not rescind its decision to award Russia the World Cup in 2018, said “Boycotts in sport never has had any benefit.”….. Read More 1 minute read August 1, 2014 We will be back tomorrow Starting this morning, we begin our annual month-long break from this site (we’ll still be active on social media–Facebook and on Twitter and Twitter again). We’ll be back after Labor Day….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.