21 minutes read December 15, 2013 Mandela was the Last Founding Father in Africa’s Decolonization The death of Nelson Mandela has provoked an outpouring of mourning, celebration, and commentary around the world that is unprecedented for an African leader. Glowing tributes have gushed from world….. Read More 2 minutes read April 1, 2013 Can African Heads of State Speak? These days, well-behaved African heads of state are rewarded by Barack Obama with the chance to meet with him in groups of four and have their picture taken with him…… Read More 6 minutes read March 7, 2012 The #Kony2012 show The boy had lost his brother, and as he wept before Jason Russell’s camera, Jason Russell brushed back the loose strands of his magnificent blond coiffure (who will play him….. Read More 2 minutes read November 2, 2011 'Why is the US sending its troops to finish off a fractured band of bush fighters in the middle of Africa?' President Barack Obama’s decision to send 100 armed “special forces” to the Central African Republic to flush out Joseph Kony’s 400 odd fighters (link to the announcement) has elicited the….. Read More 3 minutes read October 31, 2011 Uganda's Guantánamo By Dan Moshenberg Last week Ingrid Turinawe, the leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Women’s League, in Uganda, was sent to the infamous Luzira Prison. Everywhere one looks, there….. Read More 2 minutes read June 27, 2011 Helen of Kampala I’ve been wondering when The New York Times would do an analysis piece on the political protests in Uganda and what angle they would take. They have now. Reporter Josh….. Read More 4 minutes read April 28, 2011 Mamdani on Uganda The Ugandan intellectual Mahmood Mamdani is back in Uganda–since last year he’s been heading up the Makerere (University) Institute of Social Research (MISR) in the capital Kampala–where he has already pronounced on….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.