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Issa Rae: Internet Celebrity

The outside of the Sheraton Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica was bustling with activity. A thick Autumn mist obscured the sea and the sky was grey, but the mood was…..

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Swag, Swag, #Swag

I have been a little silent lately here on AIAC. I’m gonna start posting more, although perhaps in briefer form (do visit duttyartz.com to see some of what I’ve been…..

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When videos of abuses go viral in Angola

For the past two weeks, most Angolans that frequent Facebook and other social media sites viewed and shared two particularly gruesome videos. One showed prison officials severely beating incarcerated men…..

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Zambia’s Gossip Girl

Even as a child, I knew Zambia was a media dictatorship. No one dared say too much that criticised the government; and anyway, where did we get our daily news?…..

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Today I'll eat for Belgium

Yes, some Europeans, specifically Belgians — who else but “a fine group of web designers, web developers, communication specialists, tech, boys and girls” — came up with this idea. So…..

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Elections in Zambia

In the 3rd grade, I came back fresh from my first civics lesson in Mrs. Marshall’s class at Nkana Trust School, to announce, “Zambia is a One-Party Participatory Democracy. Kenneth…..

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F***yesafricans

Someone started a a page called fuckyesafricans in the vein of the “fuckyes” tumblr meme. For those unfamiliar with the format, the dry title is meant for irony filled humor…..

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Strawberries and Peri-Peri

The website of South Africa’s ruling party was down for a minute after hackers took it over. The site is back up again. But given that lately ANC leaders make no…..

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Vanity Fair does Egypt

Vanity Fair’s May issue features a photographic series of young Egyptians dubbed, at various points in the accompanying article, ‘tech-savvy internet activists.’ The first photograph is of Wael Ghonim, the…..