AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Ronald Reagan’s Africa

Ronald Reagan will be celebrated again today (his birthday is February 6, 1911) as a world statesman and champion of democracy (mostly by Republicans and Conservatives in the United States), but this not how people in the Third World experienced his tenure. Take Southern Africa (I grew up in South Africa) for instance. As I

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Mali’s coup—first thoughts

Gregory Mann, associate professor of history at Columbia University in New York City,* writes a guest post for Africa is a Country on the coup in Mali:

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Gaddafi like ‘… a depressed Nigerian grandmother at a wedding’

One of the myriad references thrown into this part-imitation, part-rant by sharp, madcap British comedian Charlie Brooker (on his BBC show), of the Brother Leader, Muammar Gaddafi’s most recent utterings, style, as well as of Gaddafi’s son,...

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Islam in Africa

In early March 2010, members of H-Net Africa, an academic listserv, received a posting from one Moshe Terdman announcing the launch of a new blog called “Islam in Africa Watch.”  Terdman claimed that “the knowledge about Islam...