5 minutes read August 1, 2015 #Free15Angolans: An update You’d never know it from reading the US press, but those political prisoners in Angola are still in jail and Angolan citizens, activists, and a clutch of folks from other….. Read More 6 minutes read July 30, 2015 It Is Time: The need to rethink homosexuality in Kenya and Africa “This is personal for me.” ~President Obama on his visit to Kenya. The near rabid response surrounding the speculation that President Obama would address gay rights on his first visit….. Read More 4 minutes read July 29, 2015 In Germany, are some refugees more equal than others? Family gatherings can be a pleasant but occasionally dreadful experience. At one such dinner three weeks ago, my grandmother’s cousin complained to us about the, in her opinion, never-ending flow….. Read More 4 minutes read July 24, 2015 Does Israel “Blackwash” to deflect international scrutiny? It would be an understatement to say that Israel’s international standing is not so spectacular at the moment. Between the continued occupation of Palestine, last year’s war in Gaza, and….. Read More 6 minutes read July 23, 2015 At the crossroads of BET, Afrobeats, and #BlackLivesMatter If you have been closely following developments in the Afropop music industry recently, you may have noticed an interesting twist to the story of BET’s award for Best International Act: Africa…… Read More 3 minutes read July 17, 2015 A complete run-down of all the craziness going down in Kenya ahead of Obama’s visit Kenyans are not known for their reserve. Not at all, but for some reason, as my cousin said, “Obama’s visit is bringing out all the crays in this country.” The….. Read More 2 minutes read July 14, 2015 In Morocco, a judge agrees: #mettre_une_robe_ nest_pas_un_crime Yesterday, in Inezgane, south of Agadir, on the southern part of Morocco’s Atlantic Ocean coast, a judge decided that two young women were not guilty of… outraging the public through….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.