Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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 Barry who won this for Les Éléphants saving two certain goals in the opening and closing seconds of this intriguing match. In between Yaya Touré

Friday, March 16th, 2012

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 they read ‘Article 14′ and its relation...

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Music Break. King Mensah

Some mellow Togolese sounds and a sunny video.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

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 very promising.

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

‘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 survive their own birth.”

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