Gabon’s political force is its thriving hip-hop scene

Alice Aterianus-Owanga, University of Lausanne In Gabon as in other African states, rap has become instrumental in constructing political identity. On August 17, Gabon celebrated 57 years of independence with a massive free concert in the capital, Libreville. The aim: to promote national unity in a festive fashion. An impressive lineup of local hip-hop stars …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 February 2015

Gabon: Where the fate of the elephant will be decided Source: The Independent Time to Renew and Enhance the African Growth and Opportunity Act Source: The Heritage Foundation China Bans Ivory Imports for 1 Year to Protect Elephants Source: ABC News/AP Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a Peasants’ Revolt Source: CFR/Africa in Transition Fighting poachers is …

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Gabonese Ambassador: Remarks for World Interfaith Harmony Week

The following remarks were delivered by His Excellency Michael Moussa-Adamo, ambassador of the Gabonese Republic to the United States, on February 19, 2015, at a luncheon in Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and The Washington Times Foundation. The topic was “On Common Ground: Love of God and the Neighbor and Love …

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Africa News Headlines for 11 February 2015

Africa is for the young – and Pope Francis knows it Source: Patheos Malawi sex debut age alarming – Gynaecologist Source: Nyasa Times Child murders in Ivory Coast spark panic over ritual killings Source: The Star Gabon head of state joins Twitter Source: Biztech Africa Are Africa’s resources cursed? Source: SAPA-DPA/IOL Brazzaville to host Digital …

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Africa News Headlines for 8 January 2015

Gabon’s president condemns terrorist attack in Paris Source: Global Times/Xinhua UN General Assembly President, SC Condemn Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack Source: Sputnik News Former Ugandan General Seeks Regime Change From Within Source: Voice of America US to ensure AIDs-free generation in Sub-Saharan Africa Source: SpyGhana Boko Haram threatens Cameroon in latest video Source: The Independent …

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