2 minutes read July 24, 2013 Sympathy for the ‘Devil’ This past Sunday’s New York Times features a delightful article (“A Visit From the Devil: Feared Traditional Priest From Ghana Spends a Year in the Bronx”) on Ghanaian priest Nana Kwaku Bonsam’s….. Read More 3 minutes read March 27, 2013 Egyptian Women [are not willing to be] Blamed for Sexual Assaults One of yesterday’s New York Times headlines addressed the problem of sexual violence in Egypt that has “become too big to ignore”. The article by Mayy El Sheikh and David Kirkpatrick, “Rise….. Read More 4 minutes read March 25, 2013 What The New York Times forgot to tell you about the Explosion of Digital Music in Africa This morning I started my week reading the following on the New York Times’ website: “Digital music, responsible for the improvement in the industry’s brighter overall outlook, has failed to catch….. Read More 1 minute read March 21, 2013 Ben Affleck makes the DRC cool again The New York Times, in its infinite wisdom (it comes with being The New York Times), decided that one of the paper’s reporters, one Brooks Barnes, should write what amounts….. Read More 10 minutes read March 12, 2013 The Western Journalist in Africa In 1982, as the air force-led coup attempt in Kenya unfolded, we sat glued to our transistor radio listening to the BBC and Voice of America (VOA). In fact, the….. Read More 4 minutes read March 2, 2013 So, has the media gotten anything right reporting the Pistorius murder case? We’ve blogged here about what’s been wrong about the coverage of the murder of the relatively unknown model Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. A ratings bonanza,….. Read More 7 minutes read January 24, 2013 Would Susan Rice have been a good choice for US Secretary of State? Remember Susan Rice, the U.S. Secretary of State who wasn’t? It might seem old news now, as Senator John Kerry sits in front of his colleagues seeking their constitutionally-mandated “consent”….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.