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Zambia’s Turn

Now, what with Zimbabwe in political and economic shambles, South Africa deemed too frightening to do the feel-good-post-apartheid tour, and Egypt and Tunisia in turmoil, where do Tina Brown (who asked her people to find the “Five Places to See Before the Revolution” last year) and CNN send its people? Yup. Zambia. It’s our turn to become “The Real Africa”.

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The Hall of Shame

Before Boima rides us out this year with West Africa’s best dance tunes, we couldn’t resist including a post with some of the lowlights of 2011. Colonial Themed Weddings New…..

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Islamismisms

Not unsurprisingly, the news that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, along with Salafists, received the bulk of votes cast in Egypt’s first elections since the ouster of Hosni…..

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The Representation of Ghana

In early April CNN‘s website posted a video report on internet fraud in Ghana by its media partners, hipster producers Vice. The program focused on “Sakawa,” a form of internet…..

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The Elephant in the Room

Will the “global” furore over GoDaddy CEO’s canned elephant hunt really lead to a boycott of his company? Last week when Bob Parsons, CEO of the Internet domain company boasted…..

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Patriotism, Ivorian Style

Away from Al Jazeera English, Twitter, Facebook and CNN’s cameras and his country’s media muzzled and harassed, Cote d’Ivoire’s life president and xenophobe, Laurent Gbagbo, uses the army (this is…..