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Sonja Sugira

Sonja Sugira was the first person, outside founder Sean Jacobs, to contribute to Africa is a Country.


Tit for Tat

As the dominant narrative about Paul Kagame began to change, some Western journalists failed to catch up. They get mad when that’s pointed out.

Out of Africa Redux

Bono and Ali Hewson, his wife, wants to revitalize apparel manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa by manufacturing the clothes from their brand in China and Peru.

Obrigado, Pelé

A short film imagines what if Pele, who can claim to be the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), scored his final international goal against Argentina, Brazil’s greatest rival.

African Child

The comedy “Get him to the Greek” is a forgettable vehicle for Russell Brand, except for the spoof music video “African Child” opening the film.

The Ugly American

US writers about soccer beginning to display the same kinds of sports-commenter crypto racism that has been pretty standard issue in Europe for quite a while.

Pitch Perfect Friday

Africa is not just represented by five nations in the World Cup. Its diaspora is also here courtesy of Euro-American and South American squads.

Adopting Africa

We should talk about American celebrities’ obsession with adopting African babies. The mostly unfunny comedian Pauly Shore is not our guide.