Singing the Coup

Roads and Kingdoms
July 2012
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Recording Coup

The Africa Report
June 2012
As a military coup unfolded in Mali, Bassekou Kouyate was trying to record a new album

Dakar-Bamako Rail Link Fights for Survival

The Africa Report
June 2012
The end of the line is in sight for the cash-strapped railway, which needs $1.6bn to keep going

Sanogo No Go

The Africa Report
May 2012
Mali's March coup ended with a return to civilian government but the troubles aren't over yet

Voices of the People

Songlines
April 2012
Riots, rallies and revolution. The Senegalese music movement hoping to overturn political injustice

Keep Rap Out of It

The Africa Report
March 2012
Senegalese rap duo Daara J Family talk about music and politics during political violence in Senegal

Home of Champions

The Africa Report
March 2012
Ghana's boxing clubs have a long history of producing champs, but poor facilities are holding them back

Ghana: Motifs for Survival

The Africa Report
November 2011
Africa's 'wax' fabrics are still hugely popular, but the illegal trade in cheap counterfeits from Asia is damaging local production. One fabric company is finding new ways to survive.

Mali Music: Fatoumata Diawara

Songlines
October 2011
Fatoumata Diawara is the latest rising Malian singing star.

Hip-hop riots

Songlines
August 2011
Senegalese musicians in the 'We've Had Enough' movement bring the youth onto the streets against an unpopular regime.