AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Kofi Annan

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

George Clooney’s Bullshit Politics

George Clooney profile in the December issue of Esquire is a checklist of all things that position him above the typical A-lister: not only does he have great cars, but he has carefully chosen three cars that speak to his eliteness. Not only does he lives in cool, expensive houses, but ones with Hollywood pedigrees. And does...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Watching the African Nations Cup with Ghana fans on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn

While the Ghanaian migrant community in New York City is centered in the Bronx, there is a smaller, yet equally as Afcon-enthusiastic population of Ghanaians in the Flatbush/Crown Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Meytex Cafe on Flatbush Avenue...

Monday, October 19th, 2009

THERE ARE APPARENTLY NO GOOD LEADERS IN AFRICA

Remember Mo Ibrahim’s prize for “good governance” awarded annually to an African leader? The winner gets $5 million over 10 years and $200,000 annually for life thereafter. Previous winners have included such prudent politicians as Mozambique’s Joaquim...

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

BEATING UP POLITICIANS

OK My Club, an invention of Chinese artist Xu Zhen exists to  “beat up” political figures such as US President George W. Bush, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.  The work...