6 minutes read August 2, 2015 Why Obama blundered by speaking out on LGBTQ rights in Kenya Ahead of President Obama’s much-awaited visit to Kenya a storm started brewing over LGBTQ rights in that country. The President went to Kenya fresh off the US Supreme Court’s landmark….. Read More 6 minutes read July 30, 2015 It Is Time: The need to rethink homosexuality in Kenya and Africa “This is personal for me.” ~President Obama on his visit to Kenya. The near rabid response surrounding the speculation that President Obama would address gay rights on his first visit….. Read More 3 minutes read July 17, 2015 A complete run-down of all the craziness going down in Kenya ahead of Obama’s visit Kenyans are not known for their reserve. Not at all, but for some reason, as my cousin said, “Obama’s visit is bringing out all the crays in this country.” The….. Read More 4 minutes read June 23, 2015 Ngugi wa Thiong’o says “let our planes fly” At a public lecture on June 11 at the University of Nairobi, Kenyan literary giant, Ngugi wa Thiong’o told the story of Gachamaba and Charles Njonjo. Gachamba was a bicycle….. Read More 8 minutes read May 4, 2015 We review Afripedia, “a visual guide to contemporary urban culture on the continent” “When Africa is changing, when the world is changing and the perspective is shifting, the image of Africa and Africans needs to change too,” believes Teddy Goitom, Swedish-Ethiopian/Eritrean content producer…… 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 April 24, 2015 Why the wall Kenya is building on its border with Somalia is a terrible idea For the last year, Andrew Franklin, a former US marine and now security consultant in Kenya, has been advocating for the construction of a separation barrier between Kenya and Somalia. He….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.