Africa is a Radio is back for April with both classic and contemporary sounds out of Africa and its diaspora.

Tracklist:

1 Ricardo Lemvo – Habari Yako (Rumba Rock)
2 Papa Noel – Bon Samaritain
3 Fuego & Sango – Se Me Nota
4 Wyclef Jean – Leve’l Pi Wo feat. Power Surge
5 Willie Colon – Eso Se Baila Asi (Uproot Andy Remix)
6 Shadow – Killing Me (Subculture Sounds Remix)
7 Hugh Masekela – In the Jungle
8 Carlos Lamertine – O Dipanda Sondo Tula Kia
9 Amara Toure – Salamouti
10 Neg’Marrons – La Voix du Peuple
11 Booba – Validee feat Benash
12 MC Soffia – Menina Pretinha
13 Khuli Chana – Money
14 Serge Beynaud – Okeninkpin
15 Linegras – Malandra

Further Reading

The skeleton in the closet

The novelist Nadifa Mohamed complicates Britain’s troubled, racist legal history through the personal tale of one otherwise insignificant person, a Somali immigrant to Cardiff in Wales.

Life to the sound of gunfire

Nigerians fleeing extremist violence at home take refuge across the border in Niger among an already fragile population. Together they proceed to carve out a way to live better lives for now.

Democraticizing money

Cameroonian economist Joseph Tchundjang Pouemi died in 1984, either poisoned or by suicide. His ideas about the international monetary system and the CFA franc are worth revisiting.