Tagged: african culture

Camels parade in Timbuktu

Timbuktu in the eye of an American visitor

By Mike Theiler Timbuktu. For centuries it’s been a mystical name that’s beckoned travelers like a Saharan mirage. Located in the southern Sahara Desert in today’s Mali, near the northern-most point of the curving......


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Cover#7 Thick is blood

Thick is blood – October 2002

Thick is blood – October 2002 By Soumanou Salifou Brazil’s victory over Germany (2-0) during the final game of the XVII World Soccer Cup hosted by South Korea and Japan this summer triggered immense......


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Cover#15 Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire, a success story

Côte d’Ivoire, a West African success story – March 1996  When Ivorian President Félix Houphouet-Boigny died in December 1993, observers of West African politics talked of the death of a giant. Leaders from the world......


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Soumanou Salifou
Founder/Publisher
"The African" Magazine

Cultural gap

My 13-year old son came home from school at 3 o’clock one rainy afternoon and realized that he had left his key in his locker at school. He called me up in the office...