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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…..

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‘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.

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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…..

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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……

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Françafrique

Africa has come to Cannes. First up is the documentary, Benda Bilili!, screening as part of the Director’s Fortnight. This French documentary, which was shot over several years and cut…..

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CHAD'S PRESIDENT, IDRIS DEBY, CAN'T TAKE A JOKE

This is for real: Chadian authorities summarily expelled a Cameroonian-born journalist from the country on Wednesday, a day after he wrote an op-ed in response to a government official’s suggestion…..