7 minutes read July 2, 2015 Colombia and the search for truth in Latin America’s longest running conflict: lessons from the South African experience Negotiators from both sides of Colombia’s longest running war met last month in Havana, Cuba, for the 37th round of peace talks. The primary outcome of these talks was an agreement….. Read More 5 minutes read June 18, 2015 The connection between terrorist Dylann Roof and white-supremacist regimes in Africa runs through the heart of US conservatism White supremacist terrorists are always constructed as isolated individuals who are not part of a general culture that encourages terrorist acts towards the “other” — be they immigrants, African-Americans, women…… Read More 1 minute read June 17, 2015 Remembered Futures Yesterday South Africa celebrated Youth Day in commemoration of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, a massive student protest against the apartheid government which ended in the killing of hundreds and after….. Read More 4 minutes read February 18, 2015 The selective memory of ‘Plot for Peace,’ documentary film about South Africa’s transition At the opening of the documentary Plot for Peace, Jean-Yves Ollivier puts his story in the audience’s hands: “I know questions are already being asked and some are wondering how….. Read More 4 minutes read January 28, 2015 It makes perfect sense to name one of Cape Town’s busiest roads after FW de Klerk All this controversy around honoring former Apartheid president FW de Klerk by renaming one of Cape Town’s busiest streets after him got me thinking. The act of public naming is….. Read More 2 minutes read December 22, 2014 Who is Dulcie September? As recently as May 2012 a South African newspaper headline read: “Who Killed Dulcie September”? The Cape Town born ANC activist (then the ANC’s chief representative in France) was assassinated….. Read More 6 minutes read December 9, 2014 Cape Town, Segregation, & Hip Hop For a city that is largely thought of as the birthplace of South African hip hop, Cape Town could be further than it currently is in terms of the culture’s….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.