Idriss Déby's death has spurred a dizzying, 360-degree change of course for Chad, which was nearing the end of an election that was projected to give the president a sixth term in office.
Police arrested 1,000 people as security forces fanned out across Gabon's capital Thursday, after riots and looting erupted when President Ali Bongo was declared winner of disputed polls.
What does it take to feel invested in American politics? For this immigrant from Cameroon: Barack Obama.
"These statues look like they're made to be toppled," says historian Adrian Tinniswood. "They're statements of liberation but they represent a failure of confidence — where are the African designers and African sculptors who'd be better representing African consciousness?"
"Africans are incredible linguists," says Lori Thicke, founder of Translators Without Borders, which enlists Africans to translate everything from medication instructions to election materials into some of Africa's 1,000+ languages.
In this Hip Deep program, Afropop explores musical connections between Africa and India. First up is the story of the Afro-Indian Sidi community. In the 13th century, Africans arrived in India as soldiers in the armies of Muslim conquerors. Some ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/8504/african-sounds-of-the-indian-subcontinent/"> Read more »</a>
While growing up, Kenyan musician Sila was a comic book junkie. He dreamed of inventing an African superhero and comic book series. Now, he finally has.
As we explore in our special Hip Deep episode, “The Money Show,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is one of the most infamous cases of an African song being used for massive financial gain by the West. In 1939, Solomon Linda ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18156/the-lions-sleep-tonight/"> Read more »</a>
Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand and Brazilian reals as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18131/the-money-show/"> Read more »</a>
In this week’s episode of Afropop Worldwide, “Beneath the Music: An Afropop History of Bass”, we pay tribute to the great bassists in African music history. Although often under-appreciated, bassists in Africa have taken the instrument to exciting new places and ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17724/beneath-the-music-featured-artist/"> Read more »</a>
In many parts of Africa, people don't recognize that gay people exist. Former BBC journalist Kevin Mwachiro is trying to change that with a new book, "Invisible: Stories from Kenya's Queer Community."