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A lot of us have spent hours laughing at Dave Chappelle’s jokes, but few know about the extraordinary life of his mother, Dr. Yvonne Seon. In a recent interview that aired on the internet radio sho...
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Achille Mbembe on xenophobia in South Africa ...
"Afrophobia"? "Xenophobia"? "Black on black racism"? A "darker" as you can get hacking a "foreigner" under the pretext of his being too dark -- self hate par excellence? Of course all of that at on...
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One morning last semester at John Jay College in New York City, I asked my students how many of them had ever been stopped by the police. All of them raised their hands, and we fell into a spirited...
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A bunch of us went to the African Studies Association's annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the world's largest gathering of Africanists. Much transpired. The tweets of AIAC's Oumar Ba...
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On October 30, as thousands of determined Burkinabe put an end to the 27 year rule of their Western-backed autocratic leader, Blaise Compaoré, journalist Hewete Selassie asked a question (in a twee...
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On Friday, April 10th Mr Peter Buckton walked from the bus station up to his office at the University of Cape Town. For the first time in 44 years of this daily journey, he did not have to pass the...
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While it is good that we commemorate the Armenian genocide, it is not first genocide of the 20th century. That horrible distinction belong to the Herero of present day Namibia. Yet there is a silence on this organized violence by Germany and in Euro-American newspapers/media
Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Media coverage has focused on the refusal of Turkey to acknowledge the genocide. It is indisputable Ottoman Turks carried out genocide...
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"Havana and Washington are finally operating on African time."
Was it ever in doubt that the first African American president of the United States would wish to crown his legacy by normalizing relations with the most African island in the Americas? Few among u...
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The documentary film “The Supreme Price” by Joanna Lipper sets out to “trace the evolution of the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership ...
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Earlier this year I attended a museum opening in which the curator admitted to being completely unaware of the existence of Burkina Faso until shortly after the artist being presented, the late Chr...
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Africa is a Country is pleased to premiere the music video for "Séké" by DJ Mellow and Steloo: The song, whose title means "crazy" in Ga, is part of Brussels-based DJ Mellow's A Slice of Bass EP. T...
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