4 minutes read February 18, 2015 Ivorian designer Loza Maléombho’s #AlienEdits series elevates the selfie Susan Sontag declared in her discerning 1977 book On Photography, “Photography has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex or dancing – which means that, like every mass….. Read More 5 minutes read February 9, 2015 Here are our Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Awards That was AFCON 2015. It was like 1992 all over again. The Ivorians are African champions after a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out, and a Black Stars side led by an outstanding Number 10….. Read More 4 minutes read January 12, 2015 The Trials and Tribulations of Simone Gbagbo Simone Gbagbo, ex- First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, is currently on trial in her home country. She faces charges of “undermining state security” during the post-electoral conflict of 2010-11. Although….. Read More 3 minutes read December 17, 2014 5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Philippe Lacôte Philippe Lacôte grew up in Abidjan, next to a movie theater named The Magic. After linguistic studies and a stint in radio, he started making film at age twenty-two. Among….. Read More 3 minutes read October 15, 2014 Liner Notes, No.1: Is DJ Lewis’s “Stop Ebola” his “Grippe Aviaire” pt. 2? DJ Lewis recently released a “Stop Ebola” song and video that reminds me of “Grippe Aviaire”, a song he released during the global Bird Flu pandemic some years ago: As I mentioned in….. Read More 3 minutes read June 25, 2014 Cote d’Ivoire vs Greece (in Harlem, NY) It has been a relatively successful World Cup thus far for Africa, save a disappointing Cameroon. Nigeria, Algeria, and Ghana have all enjoyed crucial victories, edging them closer to a….. Read More 3 minutes read May 26, 2014 ‘Aya of Yop City’: Graphic Novel to Film “Aya of Yop City” is Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie’s first feature film and an adaptation of the couple’s best-selling graphic novel series of the same name. Like the graphic novels, the….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.