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#HistoryClass: On Jihad in Nigeria

In 1808 forces loyal to the Fulani scholar Shehu Othman dan Fodiyo advanced on Bornu, one of the great Muslim empires of West Africa, rolling it right back to 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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Music Break

Real World Records has just released (this past Monday) the new album “In Trance” by JuJu, a collaboration album between Brit Justin Adams and Gambian Juldeh Camara. This is the…..