Day of the dead

How stealing corpses in Gabon reflects its politics: a political system that does not hesitate to draw its vital force in death, even as death and paralysis threaten the system’s leading beneficiaries.

Family Matters

Is hip-hop artist Ismael Sankara related to Thomas Sankara? Does it matter?

Ali Bongo loves America

Gabon's unsavory Life President came to visit the US. Probably to discuss oil deals. He became collatoral damage in the US right's media war against Barack Obama. So less time to focus on Bongo. So a win for him then.

Music Break

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