1 minute read November 21, 2014 Liner Notes, No.5: Constant Messiah Earlier this year I attended a museum opening in which the curator admitted to being completely unaware of the existence of Burkina Faso until shortly after the artist being presented,….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read November 10, 2014 Africa is a Radio: Season 1, 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….. Read More 1 minute read November 3, 2014 WOW! Watch this little girl name the presidents of 30 countries Some people think that Africa is a country. Some people, such as the New York Times editors, think that Ivory Coast is two countries (see below). Many people struggle to….. Read More 7 minutes read October 31, 2014 What next for Burkina Faso? At the moment of writing this post – October 31, late afternoon – the leader of Burkina Faso may be Gen. Honoré Traoré, the army chief of staff, who declared….. Read More 2 minutes read October 30, 2014 Burkina Faso on the boil (and, no BBC, Blaise Compaore is not a ‘peacemaker’) Ça chauffe au Burkina, just like we knew it would. News came this morning that the National Assembly and the headquarters of the ruling party have gone up in flames,….. Read More 3 minutes read October 29, 2014 Will Popular Resistance Against One-Party Rule in Burkina Faso Succeed? Tuesday marked the start of a popular resistance campaign in Burkina Faso in opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow President Blaise Compaore to run for a third….. Read More 4 minutes read October 15, 2014 The great Thomas Sankara was murdered on this day 27 years ago It is the 27th anniversary of the death of Thomas Sankara, and once again we mark the passing of one of the great leaders of the Twentieth Century. Sankara was a Marxist….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.