1 minute read October 12, 2011 Independence Day in Equatorial Guinea What’s to celebrate on independence day in the land of the current chairman of the African Union? Not much, when reading what Guinean writer (in exile) Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel….. Read More 1 minute read October 9, 2011 Independence Day in Uganda Today’s Ugandan Independence Day. Over to the very popular Radio and Weasel and “Toko Toko” (Talk And Talk). Sample lyric: “They can do thee talk / But I will do….. Read More 2 minutes read October 4, 2011 Lesotho's Independence Day When I was growing up, Independence Day was quite a big deal in and around Maseru, Lesotho. Besides it being a public holiday, it carried with it the promise of….. Read More 1 minute read October 3, 2011 Independence Day in Guinea Since we’re back to our Independence Day meme, yesterday was Guinea-Conakry’s day. (Yes, Sean’s fault again.) Looking south from where I live, it’s tempting to think of, say, DJ Oudy….. Read More 1 minute read July 26, 2011 July 26, Liberia The oldest republic in Africa, Liberia–formed in 1847–celebrates its independence today. Chances are Dumyarea, the song we wrote about earlier will pump from stereos and in cars, but there’s more. Right….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read July 8, 2011 July 6, Comores and Malawi (Belated) Belated. First for the Comores, here’s Rikaef. They live in France (big Comores diaspora) and they’re like four mini Lil’ Waynes: Read More 1 minute read June 26, 2011 June 26th, Madagascar Today is the 51st anniversary of Malagasi independence. Things could have been better for its citizens. What with being governed by a former radio DJ and its army and with….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.