Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Bamako doesn’t feel like the capital of a country at war. True, people are stressed, and the pace of life might have slowed. The city’s building frenzy has subsided. Ça va pas, but things are calm, even if late in March, far from cool. In the distant North, a fifth French soldier died over the
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Stephen W Smith in The London Review of Books:
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Like good nomads ought to be, Tuareg desert blues super group Tinariwen are on tour. I hear good things about them as individuals, and I’m sure they’re all fine human beings, but I’m not a big fan....
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Columbia history professor Gregory Mann writes the second of his of posts (here’s the first) on last week’s military coup in Mali for Africa is a Country:
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
African Sunshine can power Europe. Do we see a world potential? Stanley, Burton and Speke did.