4 minutes read December 22, 2014 Africa is a Country digest: Blogging gold of 2014 Over the years we’ve developed a somewhat undeserved reputation as purveyors of angry hatchet-jobs. We do our share of take-downs, but most of our content isn’t really like that, even….. Read More 9 minutes read July 28, 2014 Tanzania and the Palestinian Struggle The current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has once again brought to the forefront the suffering of the Palestinian people. It has reignited the debate on collective punishment they are….. Read More 11 minutes read July 18, 2014 The Goal is Clarity: War, Sports, and the Dangerous, Delightful, and Disgusting Elasticity of Experience In the weeks since returning from the West Bank I’ve been tuned into the news, the news that stays news, and the news that isn’t news at all. The top….. Read More 4 minutes read October 7, 2013 Palestine scores UEFA may not have realized, but Palestine have already scored several goals in this season’s Champions League. Africa’s best striker was widely hailed as the outstanding player on the pitch….. Read More 6 minutes read March 7, 2013 Rap Comes Home It’s quite a weekend for New York’s prodigal child. Hip-Hop, that burst of youthful energy that was put out into the universe 30 plus years ago is coming back home from….. Read More 3 minutes read April 26, 2012 Africa and the state of Israel My Land, a new documentary on the occupied territories of Palestine by Nabil Ayouch, opens with the statement by the director that his background gave rise to the inquiry his….. Read More 2 minutes read April 17, 2012 19th New York African Film Festival: Shorts! Short films sometimes get a bad rap — they’re considered a “learning exercise” for film school students, or worse, they’re made synonymous with boring, pretentious art house… stuff. This year’s….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.