Tag Archives: Nigeria

Africa’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs

  Bruce Whitehouse Generations of Africans have debated the merits of foreign-controlled enterprise: do these businesses and the people who run them strengthen or undermine local economic opportunity? Do they benefit or exploit local workers and consumers? Such debates often overlook that a large portion of these foreign-owned firms are small or medium enterprises, and that their owners are […]

Brazil 2014: Songs for Africa

  The 2014 football World Cup kicks off on Thursday, and in anticipation of the opening game between Brazil and Croatia, The Con has decided to bring you some songs that have been recorded to urge on the five African teams competing, namely Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Algeria and Ivory Coast. Alongside the video for every African […]

Time for Africa in Brazil?

  It’s a good thing Pelé hasn’t predicted an African nation doing well in this year’s World Cup, which starts on June 12 in his homeland. The Brazilian legend’s predictions have had less accuracy than a drunkard’s piss. Among his wayward predictions was his declaration that an African nation would win the World Cup by […]

No Longer at Ease

  Celebrating its 40-year existence, this year the African Literature Association (ALA) held its annual conference at the University of the Witwatersrand from April 9-13 under the theme, “Texts, modes and repertoires of living in and beyond the shadows of apartheid”. The association is one of the few institutions that primarily focuses on literature of […]