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Monday, January 9th, 2012

Slavery and ice cream at the Waterfront

Not today’s music break. No matter how big your star or fan-base is in Zimbabwe, Gabon or francophone Europe, if you intend to rap about slavery while eating an ice cream at Cape Town’s Waterfront, you’re making a fool of yourself. Or is there a reference to Signal Hill being a historic slave cemetery we

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Independence August

Since we’ll be on break for a minute (details tomorrow) when the following central African countries celebrate their independence days, let’s do a quick roundup for Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, and Gabon. August 13, The Central...

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Ali Bongo loves America

Ali Bongo, the new, very corrupt Life President of Gabon (as we know a favorite destination  of  Newsweek’s editors and Jay Z) was in Washington D.C. last week to meet the leader of the free world.  Bongo is...

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

‘Africa’s burgeoning middle class’

At least 313 million Africans–that’s one in three Africans–can be defined as middle class, according to the African Development Bank. If you earn between $2 and $20 a day , working in “salaried jobs or own small...

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Apparently revolutions are not good for tourism

That used to be mainstream opinion in white South Africa and is what Tina Brown and her editors think about. What drove Newsweek’s editors to commission and publish a feature–in the latest issue–on “Five Places to See...

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Dictators and Pop Stars

Yesterday pop star Nelly Furtado tweeted that she had performed privately for Gaddafi’s family, had earned US$1 million, but was feeling so bad that now she would donate the money she earned to “an undisclosed charity.” We...

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