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The Imp Of The Perverse

Words cannot express the utter stupidity and self-destructiveness of US policy in allying itself to the rabble of Ouattara and his friends. What government in Africa will ever trust or deal openly with such a maniacal formulation of national interest on the part of the US. The US is at war in Africa. To win, or survive, requires helping one’s friends and punishing one’s enemies. What imp of the perverse can have gotten things so wrong; and so often?

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Uprising In Burkina Faso: Why No Cameras?

Commenting on the Western media’s preference towards coverage of particular uprisings across North Africa, Tendai Marima asks ‘what makes Burkina Faso’s crisis so un-newsworthy that it is easily swept under the news pile?’

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A Coup In The Making In Burkina Faso?

Members of the Burkina Faso presidential guard mutinied in Ouagadougou late April 15 in an incident that has the hallmarks of a coup d’etat. Beyond the local pay conditions of members of Burkina armed forces, a probable coup attempt is directly linked to recent events in neighboring Ivory Coast.
Compaore has long been the leading external African backer of top members of the new Ivorian government, including the new President Alassane Ouattara as well as his Prime Minister and Defense Minister Guillaume Soro

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Democratic Uprisings Brutally Suppressed In Many African Countries

Northern Africa is not the only part of Africa where uprisings are taking place. In countries like Swaziland, Gabon, Cameroon, Djibouti, and Burkina Faso we’ve seen massive student uprisings and worker demonstrations brutally suppressed in most cases. Editor-in-chief of Pambazuka News Firoze Manji talks to the Real News Network about what’s happening in Southern Africa.

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Creating African Dynasties

The political culture of dynasties is very much alive in Africa even where there are no kingdoms.

In Uganda the opposition has claimed that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his eldest son Lieutenant Colonel Kaneirugaba Muhoozi, 36, to succeed him.

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African Music Review: The Best [and the Worst] of 2010.

It’s that time again. Time to make the obligatory, end of the year “best of” list and please people with my choices and comments or annoy people who didn’t see CDs from their country or by their favourite artists on it.
Well, let’s say for starters that this is a list that contain CDs that I have received this past year. Needless to say, I have not received or reviewed every CD release of African music in the past 12 months. CD sales are down and it harder than ever to get some record labels to send music to radio stations.

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Mai Lingani on AfrobeatRadio

Fabulously charismatic singer from Burkina Faso, Mai Lingani shares her Vibes, Energy, and the Spirit of Rhythms and Songs from Burkina Faso on AfrobeatRadio. She sings live in the Studio accompanied by Mawuena Kodjovi on guitar.