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FESPACO 2017: What future for Malian cinema?

The challenges of the training and the jobs in cinema and broadcasting were at the heart of the debates at the 25th edition of the FESPACO, Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou,...

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...

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...

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...

Adji Sarr and Ousmane Sonko, or rape culture at its zenith

By Aïda Dramé What country is this when at night, the law of the strongest strikes? These mythical lyrics of Michel Berger keep repeating in my mind when I think about the recent events in...

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,...

The #RepealSSMPA protest got people talking. But what’s next?

By Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye The hashtag #RepealSSMPA began to trend on Nigerian Twitter and beyond on March 21st, 2021. #RepealSSMPA was a solidarity action in response to Nigerian queer Youtuber VicWonder, who called for the...

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...

Mali: the « Bamako » series, polygamy at the heart of the plot

The new « Bamako » series, shooting in the Malian capital tells the story of a polygamous home « united in adversity ». Objective: to show everything beautiful in our capitals, according to the...

Digital archives immortalize West African culinary and political history

By Kay Ugwuede The seeds that blossomed into Ozoz Sokoh’s FeastAfrique, a digital archive and library of West African culinary history, were several: past experiences documenting the history of African cuisine, curating libraries for individuals...