Monday, September 17th, 2012
The three most interesting things about the recent Angolan elections were: one, that we knew the result before election (the question was by how much). Two, why did the Angolan ruling party, MPLA, spent so much on election advertising and, three, did anyone notice that the MPLA also used former Brazilian president Lula’s favorite marketing
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Earlier this month, on his latest escapade to the African continent, the illustrious New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof paid a visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho. The occasion was his annual “Win a Trip with Nicholas...
Monday, December 12th, 2011
In May 2000 The Economist ran a cover story: "Africa. The Hopeless Continent." People talked about it for a while afterward. It spawned countless op-eds about Afro-pessimism and -optimism. It even became the basis for...
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Friday, July 1st, 2011
* Damien Ma, at The Atlantic, blogs about a story on a Chinese website on “the growing phenomenon of Chinese men marrying African women, as Chinese presence in Africa continues to expand.” The post and comments are...
Monday, March 21st, 2011
The Nigerian-born performer Emmanuel Uwechue, a k a Hao Ge, has risen to stardom singing in Mandarin Chinese. The New York Times.