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 4 minutes read April 24, 2015 Digital Archive No. 17 – Digital Matatus For the past couple of months, I’ve only been able to get out posts on a biweekly basis because my graduate school load was fairly heavy. But things have eased….. Read More 3 minutes read April 10, 2015 #AfricanLivesMatter, Why Do They Not Mourn Along With Us? One week ago, one hundred and forty seven/147 young adults met their death at the hands of terrorists in Garissa, Kenya. The number, whether alphabetically or numerically written out, holds….. Read More 2 minutes read April 5, 2015 Binyavanga Wainaina: “Kenya is not a nation if we can’t properly memorialize each and every citizen we lose” I want to go to a place. A piece of ground, also a place online, where we can find the names of all those who have died for Kenya since….. Read More 2 minutes read April 4, 2015 How to make sense of the #GarissaAttack in Kenya (you may want to switch off television news) To make sense of the attack by Al Shabaab on Garissa University near Kenya’s border with Somalia (official count of fatalities are 148; others say closer to 200), you may want….. Read More 13 minutes read March 23, 2015 The Italian hotelier representing Kenya at the Venice Biennale How has an Italian hotelier, albeit one who has long-standing ties to Malindi, managed to take over the Kenyan Pavillion at the 2015 Venice Biennale? Armando Tanzini has lived on the Kenya coast….. Read More 4 minutes read February 17, 2015 Film Review: On The Way to School The documentary ‘On The Way To School’, directed by Frenchman Pascal Plisson, follows four children on their long and challenging journeys to school. We watch Jackson (10) and his younger….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.