Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country, with ambitions to be the most economically powerful country in it’s region, and Africa as a whole; Nigerians on the whole are quite proud of the putative power of Nigeria – and won’t hesitate to defend it’s potential to overtake South Africa, project its regional power or dominate the … Continue reading Why Can’t They Apologize?
Ghana, first post-independence black republic, has always had a special place in the heart of Africans and Africanists the world over. Despite this, it’s never been quite cool. It’s always been a popular destination for African-Americans, partly because of its historical associations with the upheavals of 17-19th century Africa more clearly marked in a place that has … Continue reading How Ghana Got Its Groove Back
Microphone, which opened the third Film Africa festival, is the latest film by Egyptian film-maker Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed and producer and actor Khaled Abou el Naga. It’s about unrequited love, and it’s about music, global music, african music. And the youth that changed Egypt. Set in Alexandria, it follows Khaled, an egyptian returnse … Continue reading Review, Microphone – Launched Film Africa 2011