4 minutes read June 17, 2015 How history has been distorted to justify the Dominican deportations Over the past two years, a legal nightmare has grown in the Dominican Republic. Taking aim at Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent, the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal issued a ruling in….. Read More 6 minutes read June 11, 2015 Rhodes Must Fall at Oxford (too) Last month the Oxford Union (a student debating club) advertised a drink named ‘The Colonial Comeback!’ as its featured cocktail for a debate on whether Britain owes reparations to her….. Read More 4 minutes read June 8, 2015 Justice in a Portuguese slave store Dona Ana Joaquina dos Santos e Silva was the most renowned high society hostess of 19th century Luanda. She was an Angolan of African and Portuguese descent. She made her….. Read More 11 minutes read June 5, 2015 Are Beethoven’s African Origins Revealed By His Music? Historical debate on German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven was reignited on June 1st 2015, when a collective of Historians and musicians published a website named Beethoven Was African. The collective….. Read More 2 minutes read May 29, 2015 When Germany had its own #RhodesMustFall moment In 1967, West Germany had its own #RhodesMustFall moment. In September of that year, socialist students tore down the monuments to colonial leaders Hans Dominik and Hermann von Wißmann that….. Read More 5 minutes read May 21, 2015 Liberating ourselves from our liberators Yes, April was the cruelest month in South Africa in recent history. In the mid weeks of the month, too many pictures stirred up bad memories. A black man in….. Read More 5 minutes read May 19, 2015 How many of you know Dave Chappelle’s mother worked for Patrice Lumumba? A lot of us have spent hours laughing at Dave Chappelle’s jokes, but few know about the extraordinary life of his mother, Dr. Yvonne Seon. In a recent interview that….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.