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Africa is a Country recommends: Books of 2014

Christmas is coming, and like the German Bundesliga we’re going to be taking a wee break on AIAC, returning in the early days of 2015. Everyone has their own ways of getting…..

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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- and anti-ban camps. That’s about all the author chose to cover in the 200-odd word article. But there is a whole lot more to say about ‘spanking’ in South African homes, though.

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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…..

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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…..