Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Akon makes no sense

Some rappers should just stay away from politics. Take T-Pain’s endorsement of “a conversative victory 2010.” (If you forgot, watch Jay Smooth break down T-Pain’s nonsense here.) Then there’s of course the Senegalese-American R&B singer, Akon, who imagines himself some kind of African political leader. (That’s Akon and Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, above,

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

‘The new model for African democracy’

“… This model of negotiations leading to a coalition government in the wake of a violence-plagued election is being tried in Zimbabwe and has been recommended in Madagascar. The model is an inclusive one,...

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Till Jesus Comes

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s President, may not after all, rule as he promised “till Jesus comes“*.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Republic of Women

70% of Rwanda’s population are women. Via

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Mozambican Democracy

Elections in Southern Africa is usually one big party if you’re the ruling party and if you’re not in Zimbabwe. Take Mozambique, South Africa’s small neighbor to the northeast, where the rapper MC Roger sells record on...

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