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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Batswana Humor

The slim, fit-looking president of Botswana–considered one of Africa’s most eligible bachelors–says he is finally ready to get married but made it clear that overweight women need not apply. President Ian Khama, 57, has never been married, but at a political party meeting last month he said his top requirement for a future wife is

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Africa on Film: Coming to America

My apologies for skipping last week (I’m sure you all noticed), it seemed that a review of Casablanca (1942) would have been completely irrelevant when stacked against the excitement of World Cup opening day. And unfortunately,  over...

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Caster Semenya’s Private Parts

Reports are emerging about the extent of world-beating 800 meter track and field athlete, Caster Semenya, and of the collusion of South Africa’s track and field officials (who pretended they were on her side) with the world...

Friday, August 7th, 2009

THE MAN WILL WEAR THE PANTS

A former graduate student of mine, Will, runs an irreverent blog KABOBFEST on matters pertaining to the Middle East and the Arab Diaspora. Earlier this week, Will gave his take on the case of the Sudanese media...