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Ranking the chattering classes

A survey of the University of Pennsylvania’s recently released Global Go To Think Tank Report’s “Top Thirty Think Tanks in sub-Saharan Africa” may leave the average reader of AIAC slightly perplexed as to what it takes to get respect for thinking on the continent.

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Africa’s media considered

By Elliot Ross, Guest Blogger We don’t give Africa a pass just because we are Africans. It’s a mistake to respond to blanket negative coverage with blanket positive coverage. Africa…..

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'The Media-Savvy Autocrat'

Adam Hochschild, in the New York Times Book Review, writing about Jason K Stearns’ new book, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great…..

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Clooney in Africa

The media buzz (including blogging, tumbling and retweeting, as well as Facebooking) around Newsweek magazine’s ridiculous cover story of film actor George Clooney (title: “On the ground with a new kind…..

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Journalism

“… If the media covered America the way we cover Africa, here’s what we would know of the United States over the last decade. That in 2000 there were fiercely…..

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP

Just before Christmas “The New York Times ” led its sports section with a story about Ater Majok, a future University of Connecticut baskeball player born in Sudan but educated…..

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"THE AFRICA THEY NEVER SHOW YOU"

I’d be interested to hear people’s responses to this video that try to counter Western stereotypes of African economic and social life with its own selective, glossy images of a…..