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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...

Book : Mali, between torments and expectations

In a sober book, Anta Barry makes an uncompromising diagnosis of the security, political and humanitarian crisis that has thrown Mali in the midst of the turmoil and from which it is now rising....

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...

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...

“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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 : 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...