1 minute read March 21, 2013 Ben Affleck makes the DRC cool again The New York Times, in its infinite wisdom (it comes with being The New York Times), decided that one of the paper’s reporters, one Brooks Barnes, should write what amounts….. Read More 2 minutes read November 19, 2010 Do you know Omar al Bashir? I recently ask students in a graduate class I teach on ‘media, culture and international affairs’ to do an experiment: take a camera, go outside (really downstairs on the New….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read September 25, 2009 SAVE DARFUR The Onion lampoons US-based Darfur-focused pressure groups. One question to the panel: How can the people of Darfur thank Americans? Best response: “I would like a clay pot.” Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read August 30, 2009 Betting on Africa These celebrities want to gamble and hang out. So they say they want to save Africans. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.