3 minutes read February 16, 2015 Are Corporations Colonizing the UN? One of the UN’s challenges in the coming months is to ensure that the new global development agenda –the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) –- singles out the best priorities to….. Read More 11 minutes read January 14, 2013 France in Mali: the End of the Fairytale Whew, Mali. French air raids against Islamist positions in Mali began Thursday night, and the dust hasn’t settled yet. The news is changing fast, but, three things emerge from the….. Read More 10 minutes read December 31, 2012 2012’s SMH (also known as “Africa is a Country”) Moments There are times we shake our heads or roll our eyes. When we could not invent some of the things that we spot in the media. For some reason especially….. Read More 9 minutes read June 6, 2012 Vogue Italia’s “Rebranding Africa” disaster Everybody’s trying to rebrand Africa, and it isn’t going so well. Vogue Italia’s latest issue — boosted by great billowing gusts of editorial hot air from both the New York….. Read More 1 minute read May 22, 2012 Joyce Banda and Gay Rights Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, has said that she will push for the repeal of her country’s anti-homosexuality laws. Of course this depends on her ability to secure popular support….. Read More 7 minutes read May 14, 2012 Livetweet Recap: NYT (and Vogue Italia) “Rebrands Africa” (again) From a series of tweets I did on the New York Times story “Rebranding Africa” which you can read here. Read More 1 minute read February 22, 2010 Because He's American The Obama administration announced last week its nomination of Anthony Lake to serve as the new head of UNICEF. Current Executive Director Ann Veneman, a Bush appointee, announced she would….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.