0 minutes Less than a minute read March 21, 2013 Invisible Jason Russell CBC radio 1’s Jian Ghomeshi conducted a “rare” interview with Jason Russell of KONY2012 fame this week. Russell, who is on some kind of media tour (he indulged the most….. Read More 4 minutes read March 8, 2013 Weedie Braimah and Amadou Kouyate’s Blends Guest Post by Robert Nathan They’re not your average musicians. Sons of West African griots and court musicians brought up in Washington DC and St. Louis, Weedie Braimah and Amadou….. Read More 3 minutes read February 4, 2013 Canada and the cover of whiteness It was in Yeoville sometime in the 1990s that a ‘spook’ from South Africa’s now ruling party, the ANC, with whom I was acquainted began asking me questions about my….. Read More 8 minutes read January 30, 2013 Novelist Will Ferguson wrote a novel about 419 scams. He won an award for it. Is it a good read? Guest Post by Robert Nathan To be 419′ed is to be fooled. Duped. Swindled. At least that’s the meaning as far as Nigerian slang is concerned — of which this book….. Read More 2 minutes read November 28, 2012 Hope Floats The Globe and Mail ran with an article this weekend titled “In case you missed it: This is the African Century”. If anyone is getting excited by the sarcasm oozing….. Read More 4 minutes read October 19, 2012 Canada likes Africa’s “new image” After spending its first six years in power largely ignoring the continent, the Conservative Party of Canada has finally “discovered” Africa. Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper undertook a four-day….. Read More 6 minutes read September 6, 2012 The Vershtunkende Toronto Zoo The sprawling Toronto Zoo clearly never heard about the controversy surrounding the German Augsburg Zoo’s experience of setting up an “African village” in the summer of 2005. If they had,….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.