80’s rock band Toto’s  “Africa“–a staple of Apartheid radio–is a bad piece of music which you can’t help humming to when it comes on. And more recently it’s been revived as R&B/dancehall or as “acapella jazz choir.”  In that context, check out humorist and short story writer Steve Almond‘s take on the song.

HT Texas in Africa.

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A private city

Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?

What she wore

The exhibition, ‘Men Lebsa Neber,’ features a staggering collection of the clothes and stories of rape survivors across Ethiopia.