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Is TikTok a safe space for queer Nigerian content creators?

By Mariam Sule When Harry Itie created a TikTok account, he was looking to escape from the noise on other social media platforms. “I used to be very active on Twitter but I realized that...

Mali : two standard bearers at RFI Discovery Award

Two young artists represent Mali at the 37th edition of the RFI Discovery Award: M'bouillé Koité and Ami Yèrèwolo. An amazon of rap and a griot that makes his fans thrill. Since 2004, after...

“Not all men,” but Nigerian women continue to feel unsafe

By Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye On May 30th, 2020, while dealing with the unforeseen consequences of the global pandemic, Nigerian women came together to mourn the death of Vera Uwalia Omozuwa, a Nigerian student who was...

In Mali, two sites classified in the national cultural heritage

On November 1, two decrees adopted in the Council of Ministers classify the Kamadjan Arch site in Siby and the Kamablon, sacred hut of Kenioro (also in Siby) in the national heritage. This decision comes...

Mali : in Bamako, the artistic and cultural biennale resumes

Bamako will host the special edition of the artistic and cultural biennale organized by the Malian Ministry of Culture, accompanied by the Communication agencies of Mali employers’ group. The Malian capital, Bamako, is preparing to...

Timbuktu : a festival to celebrate “living together”

The third edition of the "Living Together" festival in Timbuktu will be held from February 8th to 12th. The announcement was made by the organizers in Bamako, on January 11th, at a press conference. Placed...

The #ArewaMeToo movement endures

By Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu When pharmacist Khadijah Adamu logged into Twitter in February, 2019 to narrate the horrific physical abuse she survived at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, she could not have guessed that she...

Queer Nigerians return to a homophobic learning environment

By Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye In December 2020, the umbrella body for Nigerian lecturers, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) called off its strike, and schools began resuming classes. After months of staying at home...

Researchers are digitizing Nigeria’s cultural heritage. But can they bring stolen artifacts home?

By Nosmot Gbadamosi Last August, artist Emeka Ogboh received a call. The world was in the thick of unwavering Black Lives Matter protests that toppled statues of slave traders and confederate generals. Activists were attempting...

Aïr festival, a melting pot of culture in northern Niger

Launched in 2001 as a tourism appeal product, the Aïr festival took place this year in Iferouane, a town located in the extreme north of Niger. Placed under the authority of Prime Minister Brigi Rafini,...