Yswara, an invitation to African tradition and refinement

The modern era and all the technical progress that comes with it sometimes provides this paradoxical effect to make us be craving for more tradition and simplicity, as a return to the old times where smart phones did not exist, which was not preventing our ancestors and the former generations to find joy and happiness. Some feelings the new technologies do not always concretize by … Continue reading Yswara, an invitation to African tradition and refinement

Bamba Dieng, a fairy tale in Marseille

This is the kind of story that makes you love football again. After six games with Olympique de Marseille last year (one goal), Senegalese striker Bamba Dieng is adding up goals in this season 2021/2022, adding up games played as well, and thus showing his coach Jorge Sampaoli that he can rely on him, which was maybe not in his plans when the new season … Continue reading Bamba Dieng, a fairy tale in Marseille

The transition gets organized in Guinea

A few weeks after the deposing of former Guinean president Alpha Condé, the transition gets organized in Guinea Conakry, not always in the most peaceful atmosphere with an endangered liberty of press symbolized by that surprise visit of media group Djoma Média by the special forces, but with what seems to be a support of the people towards the action of the new rulers. Colonel … Continue reading The transition gets organized in Guinea

Exploring Africa: Madagascar and the baobab path

Slowly but surely, more and more countries are reopening their boundaries to foreign tourists, even more widely open provided you are vaccinated against the coronavirus disease. The sanitary crisis, still a scourge in too many places like the West Indies or South-East Asia, is nevertheless starting to slow down in regions where the vaccination is meeting success.  In Europe, most countries of the European Union … Continue reading Exploring Africa: Madagascar and the baobab path

Mosty, Mr Luck: Ivorian rap as a reference to the (good) old days

This is a pleasant paradox which is more than welcome in the era of autotune rap: making something new with something from the past. By using old tracks, sonorities and beats from the 90s and beginning of the 2000s, contemporary rap singers of Ivory Coast have been shaking the movement and meeting a large audience at the same time. Two of them, Mosty and Mr … Continue reading Mosty, Mr Luck: Ivorian rap as a reference to the (good) old days

Surgical Haller

French Ivorian striker Sébastien Haller does not do things by halves. For the sake of the first day of Champions’ League season 2021/2022, the most prestigious football competition for clubs and the one every single player wants to play, the Ajax Amsterdam forward was one fire. The first game of Ajax in the tournament ended up in a genuine demonstration on the lands of Sporting … Continue reading Surgical Haller

Covid-19 update: the third wave hits Africa

Summertime unfolds between ice creams, restaurants along the beach and mojitos, and sometimes makes us forget about what occurs on our planet, but the sanitary situation keeps being worrying in a lot of regions. In the West Indies, some medical help was sent from metropolitan France to try to hold back the spread of the virus in a region where beds are lacking in the … Continue reading Covid-19 update: the third wave hits Africa

CAN 2022: Algeria and Ivory Coast in the same group

The drawing lots of the 2022 African Cup of Nations hosted by Cameroon took place last Tuesday in Yaoundé. On that August 17th, former Ivorian striker Didier Drogba witnessed and participated to a drawing lots that will be interesting to see on the pitch, with a few fierce oppositions for the top teams of the continent. The CAN 2022, postponed due to the coronavirus disease … Continue reading CAN 2022: Algeria and Ivory Coast in the same group