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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Brazilian Elections 2014, Between Polarization and a Country in Transition

In October, Brazil went through its closest presidential elections since 1989–51.6% to 48.4%. The winner was the incumbent President, Dilma Rousseff, who earned her reelection as a candidate from the Partido dos Trabalhadores (Party of the Workers), or PT. From 2003, the PT has ruled the country, with Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva also having

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Rise of Grace Mugabe of Zimbabwe

Anybody watching political developments in Zimbabwe can’t miss First Lady Grace Mugabe’s entry into national politics as a presidential candidate. It is not uncommon that First Lady’s are part of the political process, in fact engagement in...

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

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 are Achille Mbembe, Salim Vally, Andy Clarno, Arianna Lissoni,...

Friday, November 21st, 2014

How not to write about Africa: Use “African Spring”

On October 30, as thousands of determined Burkinabe put an end to the 27 year rule of their Western-backed autocratic leader, Blaise Compaoré, journalist Hewete Selassie asked a question (in a tweet) that pops up whenever mass...

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Mexico’s Deadly Virus

The United States lives in a state of constant fear. Currently, Ebola is to blame. The U.S. fears (but maybe also hopes) to be part of a world that is, to some American minds, every day likelier...

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