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What we learned from day four of Afcon 2013

In the first match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg. Côte d’Ivoire 2 v 1 Togo. Don’t believe the hype about Gervinho’s late winner. It was the much maligned Boubacar…..

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Friday Music Bonus Edition

Five for the weekend. First up, via AfriPOP!, Nomsa Mazwai’s new video for her song ‘Nguwe.’ (The video comes with a translation.) Then, Vox Sambou (below) and The Narcicyst tell how…..

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Music Break. Elom 20ce

‘Ya Foye’ will be on Togolese Elom 20ce’s (“Elom Vince”) album Anagezik that comes out in February. Elom calls himself a ‘contemporary griot’ and an ‘arctivist’. All of which sounds…..

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‘Support unborn African babies’

A Belgian organization (backed by a smart advertising agency) “is calling on unborn babies in Belgium, to do something about the thousands of unborn babies in Africa that do not…..

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Music Break. YaoBobby ft. Fredy Massamba

There’s a fast growing collection of cross-over hip hop songs produced by Central and West African artists making a living in the diaspora (especially in French-speaking hotbeds like Marseilles, Paris…..

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Music Break / Nëggus & Kungobram

Kungobram, an ensemble of French musicians, has teamed up with Togolese slammer Nëggus (here reminiscing about “his land”). Their live act sounds slick. And they’re asking for our help to…..

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African women's visual narratives

If you’re in London, “Reflections on the Self ,” an exhibition of “African women’s visual narratives, as told through self-portraits and portraits of other women,” will be at the Royal Festival…..

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Hélène Amouzou

Hélène Amouzou was born in Togo but has been living and working in Brussels for a while now. Some years ago, she took up photography. The results are self-portraits taken…..

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Where is Angola?

The tragic attack on the Togolese football team bus (three people were killed and one player seriously injured) on the eve of the African Nations Cup in the disputed Angolan…..