While we would like to go full steam year round, the fact that we have day jobs (for example, I work as a professor), means we have to take a break from the site every summer. To recharge our batteries. Officially we went on break Friday, July 16th (we set up you up with a Sierra Leone-connected mix). However, in honor of one of our patron saints, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (not the Hollywood version, but the more radical, contradictory Mandela) whose birthday it is today (he would have been 98 years old), we’re making the break official. Don’t worry, we’ll cook up some stuff for the fall and we’ll be back on September 1. In the meantime, you can go potter around the website and catch up on our archive. If you have really bad withdrawal symptoms, check in occasionally at our social media media (Facebook here, here and here, Instagram and Twitter here, here and here). See you in the Fall.
A new book argues for the centrality of Congolese elites and regional powers in perpetuating domestic conflict, but it too easily lets the West off the hook.
Africa Is a Country is happy to announce our collaboration with The Nigerian Scam podcast.
A precariedade da liberdade de imprensa em Angola sob o mandato do presidente João Lourenço.
Burna Boy’s ‘Monsters You Made’ takes the debate about the need for material decolonization outside the ivory tower and into the public sphere.
Fermée depuis juin 2023, l’université de Dakar est devenue le symbole de l’effondrement de la démocratie sénégalaise.
Closed since June 2023, the University of Dakar has become a symbol of the collapse of Senegalese democracy.
BBC’s new documentary about T.B. Joshua’s human rights abuses has stirred debate about the British broadcaster’s intentions.
Cabo Verde’s success at the Africa Cup of Nations temporarily suspended the debate on the identity of the island nation’s people.
O sucesso de Cabo Verde no campeonato africano das nações suspendeu temporariamente o debate sobre a identidade do povo.
The struggle of the Palestinian people has become central in the global movement against US imperialism.
Student organizing is resurging in Nigeria. But to have any impact, students must connect with struggles beyond campus.
Press freedom under President João Lourenço is in bad shape.
It is no surprise that even today, Europe only feels guilt about the episode of the Holocaust and not the principle of genocide which made it possible.
What does it mean to be Malawian?
Between the Grammys and AFCON semi-final, it’s been a big week for the rivalry between Nigeria and South Africa.
Palestine solidarity was widespread at the 2023 AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire, but the tournament’s security apparatus quietly suppressed it.
Recognizing and appreciating creative writers in Kiswahili de-centers the use of imperial and borrowed languages in African literatures.
Anti-authoritarian struggles on the continent aren’t just fighting for democracy, but they are also reimagining it.
Despite liberalizing the economy to the detriment of the majority, Nigeria’s president has faced little opposition in his first year in office.
Africa Is a Country is proud to present a partnership with the popular South African podcast Just Us Under a Tree. On this episode, the Just Us crew analyze South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ.