4 minutes read June 24, 2015 Takun J stirs the Liberian streets with calls for justice and accountability Takun J, currently the most popular musician in Liberia, bounds on to the stage at his downtown Monrovia nightspot, 146, on a recent Friday night. Brimming with energy and sporting camouflage….. Read More 3 minutes read June 22, 2015 Vamba Sherif’s ‘Bound to Secrecy’ is masterful storytelling In 2012, The Economist Magazine’s style blog, Prospero, featured an essay titled “War and Peace in Monrovia: Where is Liberia’s Tolstoy?”. The essay was written by a journalist who visited….. Read More 5 minutes read June 12, 2015 Do our passports continue to be punished for being African? Late last week, I was informed that I would not be able to travel to Dubai for an important meeting scheduled months ago. Like other countries across the globe, the United….. Read More 12 minutes read March 25, 2015 Open letter to 60 Minutes regarding its reporting on Africa Dear Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of CBS 60 Minutes, We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent by 60….. Read More 6 minutes read January 8, 2015 Making Sure We Give Credit Where It’s Due in the Ebola Outbreak As a brutal year comes to an end in the West African countries that are fighting Ebola, it’s important to take a moment to appreciate those on the frontline. Much….. Read More 3 minutes read November 12, 2014 Bob Geldof doesn’t need to do a #BandAid30 for Ebola. African musicians made a song already Bob Geldof is going to put out another Band Aid single, another rehash of the grotesque “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” with slightly altered lyrics. We’ve written about the problematic….. Read More 6 minutes read October 19, 2014 ‘There is no Ebola here’: What Liberia teaches us about the failures of aid Professor Thandika Mkandawire is a development economist with a sharp mind and an even sharper tongue – one of Africa’s finest. Last week I moderated a discussion on health and….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.