Posts tagged Africa.


Européen charmé par une Kinoise (European man charmed by a Kinshasan woman) , ca. 1965 by Jean Depara 

jesszus mekkora kep

  11/28/11 at 11:14pm


Music Makers 
Sayuki Matindiko (1963 - 2011)

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

elég jó a faszhangszer

#africa  #tanzania  #art  
  11/21/11 at 10:18pm


Natural arch in the Ennedi Desert, Chad

Photo by Franck Zecchin

(Look out for the person at the bottom of the arch)



Silver X, 24, rap artist and singer

‘My album is a great hit. Small kids sing it, old mamas and papas. I don’t go into politics in my singing – it’s a bit risky. I sang a song about how hard it is when you go for a job and they want to know what tribe you’re from, who your father is. It brought me into conflict with the government. My father died in the war. He was shot by his wife’s brother – they were soldiers. My mother took us to Uganda and I was educated in Kampala. When we achieved independence, I was shocked. There was a four-day concert and I performed at the cultural centre. When they raised the flag, I was ­shedding tears – for what had ­happened in the past, but also for joy.’

from South Sudan: Nation Builders by Zen Nelson/Institute via Guardian

  11/05/11 at 08:09pm


Old Abandoned Supreme Court building in Dakar, Senegal

Photo by Jeff Attaway using 7 Rok - Kite Aerial Photography



An anti-Qaddafi fighter wears an animal skin as he advances towards Sirte, on September 26, 2011.  

Photo by Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori via In Focus

  09/27/11 at 08:13pm


Subjects of the Belgian Congo who didn’t meet their rubber quotas. 

Reminder that Newt Gingrich wrote his dissertation in support of Belgium’s role in the Congo.

Gingrich liked colonialism. Especially the Belgian variety, which limited the vast majority of Congolese to a sixth-grade education, taught children that God wanted them to obey the exploitative colonial authorities, and was the reason the country had fewer than 20 university graduates and no indigenous doctors at independence.”


  09/27/11 at 06:47am


Fap Book of the Day: Among the more bizarre booty recovered by rebel forces from Gaddafi’s recently ransacked Bab al-Azizia compound — *cough* golden mermaid couch *cough* — is a photo album dedicated to former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Turns out ol’ Gaddafi had something of a chubby for Condi, who visited the embattled tyrant three years ago, and broke the Ramadan fast with him in a “late-night dinner.”

“I support my darling black African woman,” Gaddafi told Al Jazeera in 2007. “I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders … Leezza, Leezza, Leezza. … I love her very much. I admire her and I’m proud of her because she’s a black woman of African origin.”


Related: Libya’s top comedian laments loss of Gaddafi as a punchline: “[H]e’s too weak now and it’s not good to make jokes about a weak guy.”

hát én is rárántottam kondira néha

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  08/25/11 at 04:33pm


Comprehensive infographic of Facebook penetration on the African continent.

ez egy jó blog

  08/23/11 at 10:46pm


Khatmiyya Sufi Mosque in East Sudan, by Jane Waite

ez kassala, amit bizarr alakú hegyek vesznek körbe

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  08/21/11 at 04:53pm