2 minutes read February 18, 2013 When Kim Kardashian came to Lagos and “419ed the 419ers” I was just over a thousand miles away from the action in Freetown, watching my Twitter timeline cascade with commentary as the evening unfolded. Tweets purred with pleasure at the….. Read More 8 minutes read January 30, 2013 Novelist Will Ferguson wrote a novel about 419 scams. He won an award for it. Is it a good read? Guest Post by Robert Nathan To be 419′ed is to be fooled. Duped. Swindled. At least that’s the meaning as far as Nigerian slang is concerned — of which this book….. Read More 13 minutes read May 2, 2011 The Representation of Ghana In early April CNN‘s website posted a video report on internet fraud in Ghana by its media partners, hipster producers Vice. The program focused on “Sakawa,” a form of internet….. Read More 1 minute read November 23, 2009 ADVERTISING / "YOU CAN NOW TRUST NIGERIANS" I haven’t had time to blog recently, but had to put this up. Earlier tonight, while watching a “60 Minutes” insert for director James Cameron’s latest expensive movie, “Avatar” (which….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.