4 minutes read May 5, 2015 Burundi goes from peacebuilding success to a growing mess In 2005, when President Pierre Nkurunziza rose to the presidency by indirect vote as dictated by the country’s then new constitution, Burundians and observers alike let out a sigh a….. Read More 3 minutes read April 15, 2015 The Nile Project wants to unite a region and overcome ‘World Music’ cliches The Nile Project sounds like a natural unit—timbres balanced and songs carefully arranged—you can easily forget what a strange union this is, that is until you watch them tune. That’s….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read March 13, 2012 Music Break. Gaël Faye Bujumbura-born Gaël Faye (you know him from the Paris hip hop outfit Milk Coffee & Sugar) returned to Burundi to record this video with singer Francis Muhire for ‘Petit Pays’….. Read More 1 minute read December 17, 2011 How to write about elections in Africa With a few elections coming up next year, journalist Jina Moore already has the template down for covering them: Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read August 8, 2011 Slo-mo better than No-mo Not personally in love with the song, and I get this feeling all the way through that I want to hear the music the dancers are actually moving to, but….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read July 1, 2011 July 1, Burundi, Rwanda and Somalia July, like June, is a busy month for independence celebrations in Africa. We can’t keep up. Today we celebrate with the people Burundi, Rwanda and Somalia. Here’s one each from each….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read February 5, 2011 Na Wewe* Ivan Goldschmidt’s Na Wewe has been nominated for this year’s Academy Award Short Films. “1994: There is civil war in Burundi, a small country of Central Africa directly bordering Rwanda…… Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.