10 minutes read December 31, 2012 2012’s SMH (also known as “Africa is a Country”) Moments There are times we shake our heads or roll our eyes. When we could not invent some of the things that we spot in the media. For some reason especially….. Read More 9 minutes read December 28, 2012 10 Contested Images of 2012 Remember that little video campaign called #Kony2012? Yeah, we wish we could forget too. Few videos have reached the magnitude of pestilence that the non-profit Invisible Children’s video achieved this….. Read More 15 minutes read September 4, 2012 Il Manifesto It may come across as self-indulgent and somewhat presumptuous that I named the original version of Africa is a Country “The Leo Africanus.” But it was also a fortuitous choice….. Read More 5 minutes read April 26, 2012 The ‘African Men–Hollywood stereotypes’ video, positive news and ‘Brand Africa’ As much as I tried, I can’t seem to like the new video by San Francisco-based NGO Mama Hope. Four young Kenyans sit on a bench talking through the worst….. Read More 1 minute read March 25, 2012 #Kony2012 is a Mixtape It’s been interesting to see how Kony 2012 went from being a viral campaign (the biggest in history?) to an internet meme, to a self-fulfilling parody. And now it’s an….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read March 17, 2012 Africa @ SXSW: A Twitter analysis of #Kony2012 Data Scientist at the New York City start up SocialFlow, Gilad Lotan, analyzes social media data. AIAC met Lotan at SXSW and asked him what he has found out about….. Read More 2 minutes read March 15, 2012 #Kony2012 the musical We want to step off #Kony2012 (we promise to lay off them by this weekend), but we could not let this one pass. We know that Jason wants a career….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.