African Renaissance


Monday, July 16th, 2012

Timbuktu: whatever happened to the African Renaissance?

Mali in the rainy season has its own rhythm, especially in the South: long days under heavy skies anticipating rain; moments when it comes so powerfully the world seems ready to end. Afterwards, a peculiar freshness and coolness, and new brown streams gurgling everywhere. With Ramadan coming soon, that rhythm will be syncopated, the regular

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Wade’s Ego

Senegal’s President, Abdoluaye Wade, hired North Koreans to built a 50 meter high monument–at exhorbitant cost–to celebrate his country’s 50 years of independence. Oh and he’ll make some of the profits from tourists visiting the monument to...