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Review – Music, Culture & Conflict in Mali
Music is Mali’s most famous cultural asset and has shaped the country’s history for centuries. A new book by Andy Morgan recounts how it has suffered under Islamist occupation.
Review – Lagos: A Cultural and Historical Companion by Kaye Whiteman
The challenges of living in Lagos are widely anthologised, so why would anyone choose to live there?
Guinea Election Results Reveal Entrenched Ethnic Vote, Or Do They?
Beyond notions of clan rivalries and ethnic bloc voting, a closer look at Guinea suggests its realities are far too complex to be boiled down to just 'us' and 'them'.
Blue Helmet Blues: UN Force in the Congo, Take Two
The UN's Force Intervention Brigade has been heralded as breaking new peacekeeping territory, but this isn't the first time the UN has taken the fight to Congolese rebels.
Corruption in the Congo: How China Learnt from the West
To single out Chinese companies for entering into shady business in the DRC is to miss a fundamental point: Western firms have been at it for centuries, and still are.
Mali: The Appeal of the Shadows and the Destruction of Democracy
Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta must learn not to make the mistakes of his predecessors if Mali is to make meaningful progress.
Kicking Off: When Football Meets Politics in Tunisia
Football fans, banned from attending league matches in Tunisia after violence, are turning to politics once again.
The First Lion and The Last Tiger
Ghana and Burma's shared endeavours for independence were partly forged in the forgotten battles of the south-east Asian campaign during WWII.
Can Tunisia’s Labour Union Ride to the Rescue?
As Tunisia descends into political crisis, many are looking to the UGTT for mediation and resolution – for this is no ordinary union.
Remembering Slavery: A Thing of the Past?
On UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, read around the subject with Think Africa Press.
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