AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Not the continent with 54 countries

South Sudan

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

2011: The Year of the Woman

It was a great year, maybe one of the best ever, for direct action in-the-streets in-your-face pro-democracy movements, and they were largely pushed and pulled by women. Starting with Tunisia, food uprisings spread quickly to Egypt, Algeria, and elsewhere across the continent. Sometimes, big men were pushed out.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Media freedom in South Sudan

Oh dear. The new nation of South Sudan is already sprouting some early teething troubles about media freedom. Apparently, President Salva Kiir Mayardit (above) “handed over his beloved beautiful elder daughter,” one Adu Mayardit, to her husband...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The Dinka Brigade

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Sarah Palin is going to Sudan

Some people thought this was a joke when it first trended on Twitter. But it is true Sarah Palin, who thinks Africa is a country, plans to use South Sudan to bolster her resume.  From ABC News’...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

A road accident doesn’t make a revolution

Recent demonstrations in Sudan’s capital Khartoum over road conditions and traffic signals have led some observers in the West to speculate about the possibilities of a Egypt-style revolution there (see FT, BBC and Al Jazeera English, for example;...

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