6 minutes read October 19, 2014 ‘There is no Ebola here’: What Liberia teaches us about the failures of aid Professor Thandika Mkandawire is a development economist with a sharp mind and an even sharper tongue – one of Africa’s finest. Last week I moderated a discussion on health and….. Read More 6 minutes read September 20, 2013 The Disneyfication of Ellen Sirleaf Johnson Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is often presented by western media as an avatar of all things good, which is unsurprising. This was the narrative that made her an icon….. Read More 4 minutes read September 2, 2013 Press Freedom in Liberia “Your spirit appears to me to be anarchical. I remember during the last Administration, you were critical and censorious of it. When it comes to the present Administration, you are….. Read More 7 minutes read April 27, 2012 The verdict on Charles Taylor Yesterday the Special Court for Sierra Leone found Charles Taylor guilty of aiding the RUF during the Sierra Leonean Civil War. The court case that has taken five years is….. Read More 1 minute read April 5, 2012 ‘Africa’s first* transgender music star’ African governments don’t want us thinking that “homosexuality” is within the realm of their “traditional values”. So these leaders, even Nobel Peace Prize winning ones, use that as an excuse to justify….. Read More 3 minutes read January 17, 2012 Photographing Liberia Time LightBox features the work of photographer Glenna Gordon. Read More 6 minutes read November 23, 2011 'The return of the one party state' Most supporters of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change followed the recommendation of their party leader and restrained from voting on November 8. The election results show this with all….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.