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Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Bamako-sur-Seine

You don’t stand in one place to watch a masquerade, as Chinua Achebe famously said. It moves. You move with it. Same goes for demonstrations. On Saturday a few hundred people marched in Paris for peace in Mali. Mostly Malians, as you’d think, but also a few dozen sympathetic observors, several journalists, a well-received Senegalese

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Looking back on Occupy Nigeria

Nigerian producers Chris Dada and Funmi Iyanda created chopcassava.com “to document the popular fuel subsidy protests in Lagos.” They have now stitched together their “short viral films and video-blog diary, made by a team of volunteers and...

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

North Africa Stand Up

Since we’re on revolutionary soundtracks, check this: The first song on this mixtape (cover above) of North African rap is the one that apparently got rapper El Génèral, arrested by Ben Ali’s police in the run up...