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*Not the continent with 55 countries

Africa Is a Country was founded by Sean Jacobs in 2009, growing out of the blog Leo Africanus (2007-2009). It started as an outlet to challenge the received media wisdoms about Africa from a left perspective, informed by his experiences of resistance movements to Apartheid. Since then it has grown in size to include a larger geographic scope and, crucially, launched the careers of a number of young African and diaspora writers, scholars and artists to a point where as the South African newspaper Mail & Guardian concluded:

Try as you might, it is hard not to turn an online corner in Africa without bumping into Africa Is a Country.

Today it features online commentary, original writing, media criticism, videos, audio, and photography, becoming one of the leading intellectual voices—particularly from the left—in the African online media sphere.

We are also on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and Mixcloud.

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Editor and Founder
Sean Jacobs
Managing Editor
Boima Tucker
Copy Editors
Andrea Meeson
Kangsen Wakai
Editorial Board
Marissa Moorman
Dan Magaziner
Dylan Valley
Caitlin Chandler
Zachary Rosen
Oumar Ba
Contributing Editors
Sisonke Msimang
Grieve Chelwa
Samar Al-Bulushi
Anakwa Dwamena
Benjamin Fogel
Lina Benabdullah
Maria Hengeveld
Wangui Kimari
George Kibala Bauer
Sarah El-Shaarawi
Noah Tsika
Omolade Adunbi
Liz Timbs
Africa is a Radio
Boima Tucker