6 minutes read September 29, 2014 Make Ignorance History I wouldn’t be surprised if the two white South African students—Mark Burman and Ross Bartlett—who donned blackface and dressed up as “Venus and Sarena Williams” at a party at the….. Read More 1 minute read September 26, 2014 Mos Def/Yasiin Bey: ‘I don’t think that there’s necessarily one sound of Africa’ Mos Def, now living in Cape Town and collaborating with Petite Noir, talking to Dazed Digital. I don’t think that there’s necessarily one sound of Africa. Consider the Blk Jks and….. Read More 5 minutes read September 26, 2014 Egypt has a sexual harassment problem. Two young women decided to make a film about it Both domestically and abroad, the issue of sexual harassment has been called a sickness in Egyptian society. Abroad what had previously been framed mostly as an annoyance for female tourists….. Read More 3 minutes read September 25, 2014 ‘The Italian Joseph Conrad’ Described by the literary press as the “Italian Joseph Conrad” and “a 20th century Balzac”, Alessandro Spina–the pen name of Basili Shafik Khouzam–was a Syrian Maronite who was born in….. Read More 8 minutes read September 23, 2014 Why are affected West African states so spectacularly ill-prepared to deal with Ebola I was in Conakry when reports first surfaced of cases of the Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in the Forest Region of Guinea. There had never been an Ebola outbreak outside….. Read More 11 minutes read September 11, 2014 The Economist magazine has had a “Slavery Problem” since 1843 The Economist has a slavery problem, as Greg Grandin has recently called it. Grandin’s wonderful article is a response to a series of lamentable book reviews published by The Economist that deal with the….. Read More 5 minutes read July 31, 2014 Telling “the African story” We often hear political and business leaders and Africanists talk about the need to “tell the African story.” For us, “tell the African story” means nothing. In other words, it is a….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.