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Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Welcome to Mali

Bamako doesn’t feel like the capital of a country at war. True, people are stressed, and the pace of life might have slowed. The city’s building frenzy has subsided. Ça va pas, but things are calm, even if late in March, far from cool. In the distant North, a fifth French soldier died over the

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

‘We’ve always been migrating’

Bentley Brown, director of the exciting new film ‘Faisal Goes West’, spoke with me about migration, building a cinematic bridge between Sudan and America, and lawyers turned pizza delivery boys.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Hissène Habré “political and legal soap opera”

Guest post by David Styan In recent weeks media coverage of African criminals and their victims have been dominated by capture (Kony) and conviction (Lubanga), largely overshadowing the latest twist in the most comprehensive and longest-running African...

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

An interview with the makers of ‘Quel Souvenir,’ a film about an oil pipeline between Chad and Cameroon

Twelve years after ground was first broken on an oil pipeline between Chad and Cameroon, the documentary film, Quel Souvenir explores the impact of this World Bank sponsored project on local communities from inland Chad to the...

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

August 11, Chad

There’s still time left to recognize Chad’s Independence Day today, and keeping with our regular feature, we’re posting popular music from the country. First up is a short clip of Mounira Mitchala, handling a live show in...

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Libya’s African Problem

As the report by Al Jazeera English, above, indicates, being black in Libya, always a precarious existence, have become even more dangerous since the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime commenced. I asked my former PhD advisor, David...

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