4 minutes read April 9, 2013 No, Africans don’t remember Margaret Thatcher fondly Margaret Thatcher died yesterday. Or the day before maybe, I don’t know. At any rate, Thatcher died, and now the hagiographers and the demonizers can have their day. All by….. Read More 3 minutes read October 12, 2012 “To Bring the Beat Home”: Soul Power in Kinshasa The opening scene: Soul Brother No. 1 dressed in a skin tight matador-cum-gimp suit, drop-kicking the mic, screeching, roaring, galvanising a Congolese crowd into pure hysteria, while chanting ‘I’m black….. Read More 3 minutes read July 9, 2010 Congo 50 Guest post by Brussels-based anthropologist and, more importantly, Africa is a Country reader Tom Devriendt on a new graphic novel written and illustrated by a group of Congolese graphic artists….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read February 8, 2010 French Africa Stephen Smith, the former African editor of Le Monde, writes in the London Review of Books (a publication not known for its sober coverage of Africa) that “Francafrique”–the corrupt French-African….. Read More 1 minute read October 2, 2009 EVENTS IN NEW YORK CITY / CONGO IN HARLEM Starting tonight through October 24th, the excellent Maysles Institute in Harlem is showing films about the Democratic Republic of Congo for the next three and a half weeks. Films like….. Read More 1 minute read August 18, 2009 AT LEAST THINGS WERE STABLE UNDER MOBUTU In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, conservative columnist Michael O’Hanlon goes on about a permanent US military presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (this in the….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.