9 minutes read July 31, 2015 Prominent Sudanese asylum-seeker asks Israel’s president: “Why not let us stay and contribute to Israeli society?” Netanyahu’s reelection this year, for his fourth term (third consecutive), leaves little hope for non-Jewish minorities in Israel. The newly-formed government is the most right-wing, conservative and outspokenly racist that….. Read More 4 minutes read July 24, 2015 Does Israel “Blackwash” to deflect international scrutiny? It would be an understatement to say that Israel’s international standing is not so spectacular at the moment. Between the continued occupation of Palestine, last year’s war in Gaza, and….. Read More 4 minutes read June 22, 2015 Taking White Privilege Abroad: On “Ex-South Africans” and the White Diaspora They didn’t nickname Ra’anana, a posh Israeli suburb north of Tel Aviv, “Ra’ananafontein” for nothing. There, and in the neighboring town of Herzliya, thousands of White South African immigrants –….. Read More 3 minutes read May 19, 2015 New film Red Leaves’ timely depiction of the Ethiopian-Israeli struggle Watching the film Red Leaves now as opposed to a month ago wouldn’t have gotten the same reaction. The past few weeks have seen what is probably the most extensive….. Read More 8 minutes read May 4, 2015 The Long History of the Garissa Attacks April. The month of the long rains was upon us, and with its compulsive deluge flowed memories of an old hate. In Kenya, a cycle of violence enduring since the colonial….. Read More 4 minutes read December 22, 2014 Africa is a Country digest: Blogging gold of 2014 Over the years we’ve developed a somewhat undeserved reputation as purveyors of angry hatchet-jobs. We do our share of take-downs, but most of our content isn’t really like that, even….. Read More 6 minutes read November 23, 2014 Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy Africa is a Country has published its first ebook, “Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy.” The ebook was edited by Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs. The contributors to the ebook….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.