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Exclusive: Arnaud Contreras photographs Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar nominated Timbuktu

In January 2014,I spent more than 3 weeks in the southeast of Mauritania on the set of Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu (which is nominated for an Oscar tonight). I was not there…..

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The selective memory of ‘Plot for Peace,’ documentary film about South Africa’s transition

At the opening of the documentary Plot for Peace, Jean-Yves Ollivier puts his story in the audience’s hands: “I know questions are already being asked and some are wondering how…..

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File Under Climate Change: What if Malawi has to cope with another severe flood

In the year 2000, the citizens of Mozambique suffered a severe flood event. Hundreds died, and many more were displaced. This intense level of flooding was believed to be a…..

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Akin Omotoso’s NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND DIARY

Friday 13th: Tonight White People Get In For Free The snow covered the basketball courts down DeKalb Avenue giving a glimpse of playgrounds in heaven. I caught the Q to…..

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Ivorian designer Loza Maléombho’s #AlienEdits series elevates the selfie

Susan Sontag declared in her discerning 1977 book On Photography, “Photography has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex or dancing – which means that, like every mass…..

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Fresh eyes: Yannis Guibinga’s photos of Gabon

Beyond providing boundary-pushing media critique, Africa is a Country is interested in sharing the work of young artists who are changing the nature of African representation. This means experiencing people…..

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President Obiang and the Samba School

Last week, the countries formerly under the reign of the Catholic Kings celebrated their annual week of debaucherous revelry in the lead up to Lent. Yes, it was Carnival time again,…..

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Djo Munga

Born in Kinshasa, Djo Tunda wa Munga left the Democratic Republic of Congo for Belgium at the age of nine. After completing his studies at the National Film School of…..

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Akin Omotoso’s NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND DIARY

Friday 13th: Tonight White People Get In For Free The snow covered the basketball courts down DeKalb Avenue giving a glimpse of playgrounds in heaven. I caught the Q to…..

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The Art and Activism of Gabriel Teodros

This past weekend I had the immense pleasure to sit alongside Gabriel Teodros, Bocafloja, and Linda Guyse at a series of panels in (very cold) Wooster, Ohio, for Wooster College’s Africa…..

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Football, Disappearances and Disasters in Haiti

Disappearance Tonton Macoute is the bogeyman of Haitian myth that steals misbehaving children in the dead of night into immortal slavery. That’s why, during the 1960’s, the members of a…..

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Will Plan Central America be another Plan Colombia?

In an op-ed published by The New York Times, The United States vice-president Joe Biden announced the Government’s new plan to fight violence and poverty in Central America: “President Obama will…..

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Here are our Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Awards

That was AFCON 2015. It was like 1992 all over again. The Ivorians are African champions after a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out, and a Black Stars side led by an outstanding Number 10…..

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Africa is a Radio: Episode #7

Africa is a Radio Episode 7 touches down in Nigeria, and quickly heads over to Burkina Faso to soundtrack recent events happening in that country. From political events in Burkina…..

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Africa is a Radio: Episode 6

Africa is a Radio episode 6 opens up with a transnational blend, combining remixes of Dotorado Pro’s “African Scream” with its sample source: DJ Sbu & Zahara’s “Lengoma.” From there…..

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Africa is a Radio: Epsiode 5

Africa is a Radio went on break last month along with Africa is a Country, so I’m just now able to get to posting July’s show here. This episode focuses…..

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Africa is a Radio: Episode 3

Episode 3 of Africa is a Country Radio is live on Groovalizacion and the AIAC Mixcloud page. This month is a music only episode because I had been touring the…..