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Africa is a Radio: Episode 3

Episode 3 of Africa is a Country Radio is live on Groovalizacion and the AIAC Mixcloud page. This month is a music only episode because I had been touring the…..

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Elections and Ethnicity in Guinea

The traffic along the Route de Fidel Castro, the main thoroughfare that runs through Conakry, was among the lightest I’d ever seen Monday evening. Usually, the infamous embouteillage (literally, “bottle-neck”)…..

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DSK, the maid from Guinea and 'agency'

Robert Thornton is an anthropologist who teaches at Wits University in South Africa. He also maintains  a blog: An Anthropologist in South Africa. In this guest post, he gives his take…..

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The Dadis Show

I was a bit surprised today to read that Guinea’s military leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, has agreed not to return to Guinea (he’ll hang out in Burkina Faso with…..

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MUSIC AND FILM / BEMBEYA JAZZ

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.4320220&w=425&h=350&fv=] The opening minutes of the excellent 2007 documentary, “Sur les traces du Bembeya Jazz,” about the great Guinean group, Bembeya Jazz. The intro is brilliant for showing the…..