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Friday, August 23rd, 2013

That TIME story that South Africa may outlaw spanking at home

On 30 July TIME Magazine reported that South Africa’s government, in cooperation with some notable children’s rights NGO’s, is drafting a bill that would outlaw spanking at home. If the bill passes, South African parents lose their freedom to corporally punish their children, just like teachers did seven years ago. The article quotes spokespeople from the pro-...

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Africa’s billionaires are a national elite (and they’re awesome)

Forbes Magazine recently released its second annual list of “Africa’s 40 Richest” people. The feature appeared on the Forbes homepage alongside lists of “America’s Richest,” “India’s Richest,” “Thailand’s Richest,” and “China’s Richest.” For Forbes, it seems, Africa...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

2012′s SMH (also known as “Africa is a Country”) Moments

There are times we shake our heads or roll our eyes. When we could not invent some of the things that we spot in the media. For some reason especially New York Times journalists can’t help themselves...

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Should Mohamed Morsi be TIME’s Person of the Year?

Last week, as he made a bid to become Egypt’s latest dictator, plunging the country into a constitutional crisis, and drawing new crowds to Tahrir Square, TIME magazine interviewed Mohamed Morsi. The ‘exclusive’ interview took the title...

Monday, November 26th, 2012

TIME Magazine and the “Africa is Rising” Meme

TIME Magazine has copied what The Economist did in 2011, and decided “Africa is Rising.” Again. This week’s European edition is taken over by stories on this theme. Alex Perry, who writes for TIME from Cape Town...

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

TIME and TIME Again

Between Foreign Policy and the New York Times, we keep pretty busy around here, but it seems we may have to add TIME to the roster. A friend pointed me to this article, titled “China’s New Focus...

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Didier Drogba is ‘Most Influential’

That’s big in a country where elites (not that “Time” magazine is an elite publication) hardly care for soccer. Didier Drogba, the Chelsea forward and Cote d’Ivoire captain, has become one of the few sportsmen to appear...