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

Ballon d’Or: Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez in the list of 30

The Ballon d’Or France Football, which rewards the best football player of the year, will be awarded on next November 29th and the list of the thirty potential winners was made public last Friday. If the usual ones are still here (Messi, Ronaldo and so on), a few brand new names have to be welcomed this year, in a list where Senegalese striker Sadio Mané is missing. … Continue reading Ballon d’Or: Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez in the list of 30

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

Coup in Guinea: a whole in uncertainty

West Africa is suffering bustle and violent political change right now. After Mali earlier this year, this is the turn of Guinea to undergo a coup that puts all the country, one of the less developed in Africa and in the world despite massive resources, in deep uncertainty for the next weeks and months. President Apha Condé was captured by the rebels who set up … Continue reading Coup in Guinea: a whole in uncertainty