The forgotten groundnut pyramids of Nigeria, the one-time pride of the West Afrikan nation

The Groundnut Pyramids of Nigeria. Pic credit: AgroNigeria You can call them Nigerians’ first love. Built in northern cities such as Kano, Malam Madori and Bebeji from the 1910s, they were pyramid-like structures made from groundnut sacks that towered up towards the sky, offering splendour similar to the Egyptian pyramids. In the 1960s and 70s, […]

AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #40

CELEBRATE WORLDWIDE RESISTANCE WITH AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #40 FEAT. THE FEVER 333, YOUNG FATHERS, DOOKOOM, MÉLISSA LAVEAUX, AND MORE By Nathan Leigh April 2, 2018 Resistance is nothing new. We’ve been resisting against white supremacist cis-hetero patriarchy since day one. On our latest Mixtape #40 “The People Resist”, we celebrate resistance worldwide, with artists representing the US, […]

NINETEEN “Pygmy” communitiez denounce conservationistz over evictionz and violence

Ndoye, a Baka woman from Cameroon. Five people are reported to have died in her community alone at the hands of WWF-funded wildlife guards. © Survival In an unprecedented protest, 19 “Pygmy” communities in central Africa have denounced conservation projects on their land. Eleven of the communities have urged conservationists to stop funding the anti-poaching […]

Cameroonian Rapper Valsero Launchez a Scathing Musical Attack on President Biya’z 33-Year Rule

  Valsero, one of Cameroon’s most socially and politically engaged rappers, has released a new single in which he dishes up acerbic criticism of President Paul Biya‘s 33 years of “dictatorship”. The song, titled “Motion de Soutien” (Motion of Support), is dedicated to the Cameroonian people and is a not-so-subtle response to the recent flurry of “motions of support” from […]