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Fresh eyes: Yannis Guibinga’s photos of Gabon

Beyond providing boundary-pushing media critique, Africa is a Country is interested in sharing the work of young artists who are changing the nature of African representation. This means experiencing people…..

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In January 2014,I spent more than 3 weeks in the southeast of Mauritania on the set of Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu (which is nominated for an Oscar tonight). I was not there…..

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#WhiteHistoryMonth: Obroni, a History

To kick off White History Month 2015, we have a special inaugural post from Wanlov the Kubolor! Most Ghanaian parents know the origin of the word “obroni,” but felt it wiser not…..

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Dope Saint Jude messes with Cape Town’s head

As trending topics in local pop culture, Gender and Race can be vapid. Tired lambasts of South Africa’s patriarchal, racially oppressive, hegemonic society often make me want to renounce my…..

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President Obiang and the Samba School

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Football, Disappearances and Disasters in Haiti

Disappearance Tonton Macoute is the bogeyman of Haitian myth that steals misbehaving children in the dead of night into immortal slavery. That’s why, during the 1960’s, the members of a…..

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Will Plan Central America be another Plan Colombia?

In an op-ed published by The New York Times, The United States vice-president Joe Biden announced the Government’s new plan to fight violence and poverty in Central America: “President Obama will…..

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Here are our Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Awards

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