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

Man of action

Historian Brian Peterson positions Thomas Sankara’s revolution in Burkina Faso as an example of the counter-hegemonic struggles during the 1980s’ neoliberal transition.

South Africa’s Left needs a new party

Assuming today’s socioeconomic crisis benefits the Left is folly. That will only happen if we have the political vision to make class the fault line of social polarization, and for that we need to face the challenge of constructing a new party.

The king is dead

The death of the Zulu king highlights the unresolved issues that continue to shapes lives in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

The unforeseen threat

Many of Nairobi’s apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents’ lives.