Africa, as a continent

Jean-Loup Amselle (EHESS): Did Africa Invent Human Rights? Nasir M. Ali (Addis Ababa): South Sudan: A Nation in Trouble. Lee J. M. Seymour (Leiden): Let's Bullshit! Arguing, Bargaining and Dissembling Over Darfur. Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (Columbia): On the Origin of States: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo. Makau W. Mutua (SUNY-Buffalo): Why Kenya Is a Nation in Embryo. Chris Saunders (Cape Town): The ANC's 100 Years: More Recent Work on its History. Joshua Hammer on the race to save Mali’s priceless artifacts: When jihadists overran Timbuktu last year, residents mounted a secret operation to evacuate the town’s irreplaceable medieval manuscripts. Would Morocco recognize the Saharawi Republic? Malainin Lakhal wonders. Portraits of reconciliation: 20 years after the genocide in Rwanda, reconciliation still happens one encounter at a time. Mohammad Rubaiyat Rahman reviews Africa and the Deep Seabed Regime: Politics and International Law of the Common Heritage of Mankind by Edwin Egede. Why do Western media get Africa wrong? Nanjala Nyabola on how there are fundamental differences in how Western and African media cover African events. Morten Jerven on the problem with African development statistics. Trade tales and tiny trails: Carla Klehm on glass beads in the Kalahari Desert. Eduardo Solo-Trillo on the current situation in Equatorial Guinea, the new effects of the oil exploitation, and the succession of President Teodoro Obian Nguema. What is the matter with African agriculture? Henk J.W. Mutsaers and Paul W.M. Kleene investigate. From The Monkey Cage, here is the first Annual African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular. Josh Marshall on what is believed to be the first map of Africa, as a continent (and more). Tech is racing against time as Africa's Ebola outbreak spreads.