AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The Legacy of Nat Nakasa

Guest Post by Ryan Brown On a warm July morning in 1965, South African writer Nat Nakasa stood facing the window of a friend’s seventh floor apartment in Central Park West. In the distance he could likely just make out the outline of the Empire State Building, a sharp reminder of just how far he

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Buying 10 Hollands*

It’s not just Evil Arab City States or Chinese firms that are buying up vast tracts of land in portions of Africa, set to produce specialised food crops exclusively for export. Now, the news is that “ome...

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

THE BUSINESSMAN AND THE PROFESSOR

A rich Sudanese businessman living in London hires an American professor to come up with an index to rank African governments for things like corruption, vaccine coverage, crime rates and armed conflict. They do it for two...