We like Dakar-based rapper Awadi around here. Now he’s teamed up with Tunisian artist Samy Dorbez to bring us “Dégage” (Leave), a warning to all those that refuse to relinquish power (many on this list) and a hat tip to those that are fighting for that to change.
This Sunday, Guineans will go to the polls in a presidential run-off contest between ex-Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo and his rival Alpha Condé in what is considered their first democratic election since independence in 1958. It’s been a long road since the first round of voting in June—the run-off has been delayed several times […]
Senegal’s 83-year old president, Abdoulaye Wade, is running for a third term. What is it with these guys? Don’t they know when to go? The last time when he won, the opposition had a good case for electoral fraud. Wade is very unpopular because of his regime’s association with growing poverty, corruption and pink elephant […]
Great radio series of five ‘emerging cultural voices’ by NPR’s Africa Correspondent, Ofeibea Quist-Arcton. From her base in Dakar, Senegal, Quist-Arcton focuses on young artists from making an impact not just musically, but politically. The inclusion of Senegalese rapper, Didier Awadi, (above), might come as a surprise to some.