Okay we’re a day late. (It’s Sean’s fault.) Happy Indpendence Day Nigeria. Your music industry is too large and prolific and dominant across the continent and the globe to sum up in a few videos, but here’s an idea: Neo-Juju About these ads
Since we’ll be on break for a minute (details tomorrow) when the following central African countries celebrate their independence days, let’s do a quick roundup for Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, and Gabon. August 13, The Central African Republic is the home of Deep House DJ Boddhi Satva, who we talked about here before.
On its 49th year of independence from France, Algeria is undergoing another popular anti-colonial (and anti-Bouteflika) movement. Like some other African states whose independence days we’re celebrating through pop music, Algeria may have an entirely different independence day in the very near future. First the popular: Cheb Bilal, who still hangs with the kids, while […]
Guest post by Brussels-based anthropologist and, more importantly, Africa is a Country reader Tom Devriendt on a new graphic novel written and illustrated by a group of Congolese graphic artists taking stock of the half-century of DRC independence — Sean Jacobs. When asked in 2009 how he would celebrate Congo’s 50 years of Independence, Congolese […]
It’s the 49th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence from Britain this weekend. From the outset the colonial leaders wanted to prevent the country from developing, but the new leadership class has not been any different. The management of oil revenues plays a big part in Nigeria’s development. From the time of independence–when oil was discovered–until 1999, […]