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 Kristof” journey in which a young university graduate is granted the opportunity to travel with Kristof and witness
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.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Some researchers and academics bemoan Chinese colonisation of Africa. However, Wole Soyinka has a different take; during his conversation at Cape Town’s Book Lounge in August 2010 (during Cape Town’s Book Fair), he said that China offers...