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“MotoTaxi” by Guinean dancehall artist Singleton. Tiken Jah Fakoly makes a guest appearance.

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When You Refuse, You Say ‘No!’

Gregory Mann Guest Blogger I had to buy The New York Post this week. It’s something I never do because, as the letters page reminded me, it’s something of a…..

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The maid from Guinea

When we’re not besieged by news about how still IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on suicide watch, how his various French supporters claim the whole thing is a conspiracy (he…..

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I like this video for Sayon Bamba’s song ‘L’excisée’ (from her album Dougna). Born in Guinea she resides in Brussels these days. A message doesn’t come much clearer than this.

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Gaddafi's voluptuous Ukranian nurse

1. Anyone who has done any kind of archival research will know immediately the use of the WikiLeaks cables, and also their limits. Now that the superficial and the obvious…..

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Music Break: Unité En Guinée

This Sunday, Guineans will go to the polls in a presidential run-off contest between ex-Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo and his rival Alpha Condé in what is considered their first…..

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Paid in Fish

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has discovered high-tech vessels with “EU [European Union] numbers, indicating that they were licensed to import to Europe having theoretically passed strict hygiene standards” were…..

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Conflict of Interest

Foreign Policy’s website has this story: “David M. Crane, the former U.N. war crimes prosecutor for the Special Court in Sierra Leone, and his chief investigator, Alan A. White, indicted…..

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Six Degrees of Charles Taylor

The former Liberian warlord, who is being tried for war crimes, is in mainstream American news again this week: