Blog entries from: Africa is a Country

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November 26 2014

From Africa is a Country Wed Nov 26 2014, 09:30:56

In October, Brazil went through its closest presidential elections since 1989-51.6% to 48.4%. The winner was the incumbent President, Dilma Rousseff, who earned her reelection as a candidate from the Partido dos Trabalhadores (Party of the Workers), or PT. From 2003, the PT has ruled the country, with Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva also having [...]

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From Africa is a Country Wed Nov 26 2014, 04:30:56

In October, Brazil went through its closest presidential elections since 1989-51.6% to 48.4%. The winner was the incumbent President, Dilma Rousseff, who earned her reelection as a candidate from the.....

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November 25 2014

From Africa is a Country Tue Nov 25 2014, 05:16:32

"It would be necessary not only to wash the floor: the memory it would demand to remove sight to all we saw, to murder the the bereaved as well, no one cry, no more witnesses to be. But blood roots and grows as a tree on time. The blood on concrete, on the walls, it [...]

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From Africa is a Country Tue Nov 25 2014, 00:16:32

"It would be necessary not only to wash the floor: the memory it would demand to remove sight to all we saw, to murder the the bereaved as well, no.....

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November 24 2014

From Africa is a Country Mon Nov 24 2014, 12:16:22

Anybody watching political developments in Zimbabwe can't miss First Lady Grace Mugabe's entry into national politics as a presidential candidate. It is not uncommon that First Lady's are part of the political process, in fact engagement in politics is part of the First Lady's job description. It is required that the wife of the president [...]

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From Africa is a Country Mon Nov 24 2014, 12:16:22

Anybody watching political developments in Zimbabwe can't miss First Lady Grace Mugabe's entry into national politics as a presidential candidate. It is not uncommon that First Lady's are part of.....

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From Africa is a Country Mon Nov 24 2014, 08:58:53

The challenge has always been there. To study Latin America in the U.S. Why? How? What for? Each year Spanish, Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies departments throughout the U.S. welcome students from Latin America into their doctoral programs. And, according to the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), there are more than 5000 active professionals [...]

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From Africa is a Country Mon Nov 24 2014, 08:58:53

The challenge has always been there. To study Latin America in the U.S. Why? How? What for? Each year Spanish, Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies departments throughout the U.S......

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November 23 2014

From Africa is a Country Sun Nov 23 2014, 22:35:10

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 problems with conferences this large is you can't cover everything. We made notes and hopefully we've found new contributors. For a general sense of what transpired, the tweets of [...]

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From Africa is a Country Sun Nov 23 2014, 22:35:10

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 problems with conferences this large is you can't cover everything. We made notes and hopefully we've found new contributors. For a general sense of what transpired, the tweets of [...]

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