3 minutes read December 10, 2014 Francophonie: Do we still need an organization of France’s former colonies? The 15th Summit of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) was held in Dakar last month. The organization, which boasts a membership of 57 countries (mostly former French colonies)….. Read More 4 minutes read January 16, 2014 Mali (and France) a year later A year ago, on January 11, 2013, France launched Operation Serval, sending 4000 troops into Mali. At the time, many supported this intervention. According to one poll, as many as….. Read More 13 minutes read May 1, 2013 In Search of the “African Middle Class” “Africa Rising” stories have become old news in English-speaking media, so much so that Africa is a Country called them a meme not long ago. But only a few have….. Read More 4 minutes read November 2, 2012 Kehinde Wiley Goes To Paris Perhaps it is simply through good timing that I am rereading Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark and lingering over one sentence: the subject of the dream is the dreamer…… Read More 11 minutes read October 25, 2012 Is Mads Brügger a journalist? Even if you like Mads Brügger’s documentaries, chances are you hate him. The characters he plays in his “non-fiction films”—a Communist theater director in The Red Chapel and, more recently,….. Read More 3 minutes read October 22, 2012 President of France, King of Africa? Why should it be a big deal if a French president gives a speech in Dakar? Lots of reasons. Rarely does anyone walk softly and carry a big stick in….. Read More 1 minute read May 17, 2012 The future of Françafrique “The face of the threat has changed,” a French military officer tells Jeune Afrique. “Our preoccupation is no longer to support the regimes.” The comment isn’t followed by a winking….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.