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John Terry’s African Alibi

We British like nothing more than a nice inquiry. The exorbitant jail terms meted out to last year’s rioters (whether actual or merely theoretical) are commonly supposed to have been a great disappointment…..

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The BET Awards do Africa

Last year, BET introduced a category into their annual awards show called “Best International Act: Africa.” I wasn’t that surprised. We’ve been heading down the road towards a mainstream acknowledgement of…..

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The Road Down to ‘Africa’

I never understood why E-Type’s 2002 smash hit ‘Africa’ didn’t really catch on outside Sweden. The video is slightly embarrassing. It’s like watching a Scandinavian version of the b-grade movie…..

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The Africa is a Country guide to #SXSW

There’s a lot going on for music fans at SXSW 2012. Plenty of AIAC favorites will be there, and fans of UK Bass, Cumbia Rock, Panabaynian Dancehall, neo-Jazz&B-Hop, Dubstep, Moombahton, Dutch House/Bubbling, Southern…..

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Introducing the Toto 'Africa' Meme

Watch out in the new year for our meme of covers of Toto’s “Africa.” We’ve been wanting to start this for a while. It’s bad music. The best deconstruction of…..

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Hemingway and Toto

Imagine that Hem was forced to teach Creative Writing at an MFA programme, and Phil Sawyer, the song-writer for Toto, was enrolled in his class. And like every MFA whiteboy in…..

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F***yesafricans

Someone started a a page called fuckyesafricans in the vein of the “fuckyes” tumblr meme. For those unfamiliar with the format, the dry title is meant for irony filled humor…..

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Chinese Invasion

Some researchers and academics bemoan Chinese colonisation of Africa. However, Wole Soyinka has a different take; during his conversation at Cape Town’s Book Lounge in August 2010 (during Cape Town’s…..