3 minutes read April 8, 2013 Al Jazeera Goes French Once again, the Qatari media company, Al Jazeera has announced it is in the advanced stages of launching a French-language news network. It has already confirmed a 5-hour news block….. Read More 3 minutes read October 22, 2012 President of France, King of Africa? Why should it be a big deal if a French president gives a speech in Dakar? Lots of reasons. Rarely does anyone walk softly and carry a big stick in….. Read More 6 minutes read May 30, 2012 Mali’s Rebels and their Fans–Suffering and Smiling Strange bedfellows in the Malian Sahara of late. The Tuareg rebel movements that took control of northern Mali last month looked to have struck a deal over the weekend, only….. Read More 4 minutes read April 23, 2012 The other African election: France’s first round What is there to say about that other African election, the one in France? Sunday was the first of two rounds in this presidential contest, which is a lot more….. Read More 2 minutes read January 21, 2012 Paris is a Continent N°7 My friends and the musicians we listen to–we’re mostly the children of immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean–prefer Francois Hollande and the Socialists over Sarkozy, but know Hollande won’t win. Read More 1 minute read October 26, 2011 'My Africa is in the dark' Malian rapper Mokobe ripped into French perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain’s comments about “hard working blacks” in his recent video, “Ca passe tout seul.” Now Burkinabé MC Art Melody takes on Nicolas….. Read More 2 minutes read October 24, 2011 Gaddafi is Dead, IV Every major Western government now makes up histories of long-held opposition to Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship. Then there’s the truth: As The Financial Times reminded its readers in January this year….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.