9 minutes read July 31, 2015 Prominent Sudanese asylum-seeker asks Israel’s president: “Why not let us stay and contribute to Israeli society?” Netanyahu’s reelection this year, for his fourth term (third consecutive), leaves little hope for non-Jewish minorities in Israel. The newly-formed government is the most right-wing, conservative and outspokenly racist that….. Read More 2 minutes read June 19, 2015 Liner Notes No.9: Azu Yeché recounts a painful story of migration in “Lagos” I had just returned from school one evening I was relaxing in the living room with my mum in Port Harcourt, Nigeria aged 10. Suddenly, a car drove in and….. Read More 2 minutes read June 13, 2015 Refugees vow to ‘return home’ after meeting with ‘appalling’ British holidaymakers This piece is a response to a recent article in the Daily Mail. Among the Syrian and Afghan refugees landed on the Greek island of Kos there has been talk of returning….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 7, 2015 Africa is a Radio: Season 2, Episode 3 Xenophobia, Migration, and today’s Elections in the UK are the topics of discussion this week on Africa is a Radio. Special guest Musa Okwonga joins hosts Sean Jacobs and Elliot….. Read More 4 minutes read May 4, 2015 The people smugglers of the Mediterranean The death toll on the Mediterranean in the last few weeks has been the equivalent to a sinking of a Titanic. There are no pictures of a sea of floating….. Read More 4 minutes read November 20, 2014 The Right to Grow Old: Photos of the Central American Migrant Crisis Central American migration, and especially the migration of undocumented children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to the United States, blew up in the American media during the summer. It….. Read More 7 minutes read July 10, 2014 Director Takeshi Fukunaga on his new feature film about Liberian rubber workers, partly set in New York City Last month a friend posted a link to the Kickstarter page for Out of My Hand, a feature film shot primarily in Liberia. The plot follows a rubber tapper named Cisco….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.