5 minutes read November 21, 2014 How not to write about Africa: Use “African Spring” On October 30, as thousands of determined Burkinabe put an end to the 27 year rule of their Western-backed autocratic leader, Blaise Compaoré, journalist Hewete Haileselassie asked a question (in a….. Read More 2 minutes read October 4, 2013 In Sudan, “freedom for my mum” In Sudan, the numbers of women political prisoners are rising, largely because the numbers of women protesting the government and the state are rising. Last week, in response to both….. Read More 4 minutes read August 16, 2013 Reimagining the image of the modern Arab man “My aim is to unveil men in regions where most of the time, we try to unveil women.” Read More 3 minutes read April 8, 2013 Al Jazeera Goes French Once again, the Qatari media company, Al Jazeera has announced it is in the advanced stages of launching a French-language news network. It has already confirmed a 5-hour news block….. Read More 3 minutes read February 26, 2013 The enduring controversy around Egyptian-American activist Mona Eltahawy A week ago the Huffington Post published an article written by Melissa Jeltsen on an increasingly familiar name in women’s activism in the Arab world. The article, entitled “Mona Eltahawy,….. Read More 4 minutes read January 22, 2013 Al Jazeera Joins The ‘Africa Rising’ Bandwagon We recently posted a bit on Forbes Magazine’s list of the 40 richest Africans. In a similar vain, Al Jazeera has chosen to glorify Africa’s privileged few and feed into….. Read More 3 minutes read December 17, 2012 Things we learn from VS Naipaul’s interview with The New Republic It’s hard to be a Diasporic Indian sometimes. And Sir Vidiya in the news never helps. The New Republic’s book editor, one Isaac Chotiner, felt that V.S. Naipaul was the….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.