5 minutes read January 19, 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Preview: Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks ready to make a big splash By Amílcar Tavares* Almost one fifth of Cape Verde’s population would fit in the stands of The Calabash, the 95,000-capacity stadium where the Blue Sharks will today play their first ever….. Read More 3 minutes read September 20, 2012 10 African films to watch out for, N°3 ‘O Grande Kilapy’ (“The Great Kilapy” — ‘kilapy’ is Kimbundu for ‘scheme’, or ‘fraud’), the new film by director Zézé Gamboa, portrays the last decade of Portuguese rule in Angola….. Read More 1 minute read June 26, 2011 June 26th, Madagascar Today is the 51st anniversary of Malagasi independence. Things could have been better for its citizens. What with being governed by a former radio DJ and its army and with….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read April 17, 2011 Ed Kashi in Madagascar An unidentified man makes bricks in one of the photographs from photojournalist Ed Kashi‘s photo-essay “Madagascar” The series “… delves into environmental concerns, documenting the delicate balance between economic development….. Read More 1 minute read February 25, 2011 Madagascar at The Oscars French filmmaker, Bastien Dubois‘ short animated film “Madagascar, a Journey Diary (Carnet de Voyage)” is nominated for an Oscar at this Sunday’s Academy Award ceremony. The film is about Dubois’….. Read More 1 minute read February 19, 2011 The Land Deals Examine the 21st century’s land deals in African countries, and it’s mostly a collection of unequal “agreements” struck with wealthy nations and companies, busy securing land on which food will….. Read More 3 minutes read October 13, 2010 Africa on Film: Madagascar Allison Swank If you thought that a children’s film could escape the exaggerated eye roll of this cultural critic, then think again. I found the 2005 animated film Madagascar, to be….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.