Africa is a Country

Africa is a Country


Criticism, analysis and new writing. On the Left. Founded and edited by @_SeanJacobs. Insta and FB: @africasacountry. Published by @jacobinmag.

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Asking for a friend: Does any African football league have VAR?

Argentina @afa ) and @Uruguay  are playing each other next week in a friendly in Israel. Their respective FA's and the players did not get the memo. @TeamMessiHQ  @LuisSuarez9  @DiegoForlan7  @ECavaniOfficial  @diegogodin 

Good @theintercept  interview with anthropologist and #Bolivia  scholar @bretgustafson , who "offers a nuanced analysis of how the coup unfolded, who benefits from the crisis, and what is at stake for the overwhelmingly indigenous population." Listen.

In #Berlin ? Check out a show by Rwandan artists Innocent Buregeya () & Umuhire Isakari () at Pan Africa in Neukolln through the end of November:

Contributing editor @NoahTsika  interviewed actor @Etubiebi , who is starring in Africa Ukoh 's rem @Pensagerkable  play which #54Silhouetteswill  make its New York premiere at @unitedsolo 

Players like @FinallyMario  responding to racist football supporters in stadiums, must wonder why black players have the burden of calling out racism, while white players don't feel compelled to do the same? (The link is a #Throwback  post on this subject)

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Pierre Kompany was born Bukavu, Belgian Congo, migrated to Belgium where he worked as an engineer, served in a regional parliament and became mayor of Ganshoren, Belgium. One of his three children, Vincent Jean Mpoy, today captained @ManCity  to the 2018-2019 Premier League title

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1956: “A young 16-year old Hugh Masekela leaping in the air, clutching the trumpet that had been sent to him by Louis Armstrong.” Photograph by the late Drum photographer Alf Kumalo

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The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics experiment on the poor, but their research doesn't solve poverty.

'There is a Cameroonian quip which reflects the sense of political fatalism to which the population seems held in thrall with the spell of a Paul Biya presence: “Cameroon is Cameroon.”...'

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Imagine, for one second, what would go down if a #BlackLivesMatter  protestor showed up like this guy in Phoenix.

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Thomas Sankara was assassinated on this day in 1987. Today they're unveiling a public memorial for him in Burkina...

This is not a story about corrupt Africans in an African country.

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