3 minutes read May 15, 2015 Vice News and the war against Boko Haram If you love violence and video games, watch the recent Vice News report, “The War against Boko Haram” posted on Youtube right before Nigeria’s recent elections. It features reporter Kaj….. 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 7 minutes read April 28, 2015 Binyavanga on how Nollywood can save African Literature Nollywood may be, for Wole Soyinka, an “unprepossessing monstrosity” or a sordid “thrill of the grotesque,” but for Binyavanga Wainaina it represents a powerful revolutionary impulse much needed in contemporary….. Read More 10 minutes read April 10, 2015 Digital Archive No. 16 — Nigerian Nostalgia Nigeria has gotten a lot of attention on this platform in the past few weeks, with the publication of a new e-book the week prior to the election of Muhammadu Buhari….. Read More 1 minute read April 6, 2015 Moment of Clarity, April 6, 2015: Nigerian (?) Soldiers Dance Skelewu “Soldiers in Maiduguri, the embattled capital of Borno state, which has been under constant siege by Boko Haram, celebrate Nigeria’s election to music by Nigerian recording artist Davido” (via CCTV….. Read More 12 minutes read April 5, 2015 How to Govern Nigeria “Too much of a sense of identity makes a man think he can do no wrong; too little does the same.” –Djuna Barnes (quoted in James Baldwin, “Princes and Powers,”….. Read More 5 minutes read April 3, 2015 Jonathan Runs Out of Goodluck In the end, nothing could save President Goodluck Jonathan. Neither the belated effort, using foreign troops and mercenaries, to roll back Boko Haram’s military gains. Nor the last minute ‘cash….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.