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A Glimpse of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Yet despite all the faults, failures, and dysfunctions of the central government, the lives of average citizens of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital, continue to play out as they always have against the backdrop of Obiang’s rule. Despite the corruption, despotism, and poverty, life marches on in a form of silent resistance that is unique in and of itself
 I stumbled upon the short video below by Marc Michel when looking up information on EG given that I’m somewhat tempted to visit now that I’ll be living right next door in Cameroon. The video, while short, serves as a glimpse into everyday life in Malabo. What I love about it is that despite the evident juxtapositions of wealth and poverty, the beauty and distinctiveness of average life in Malabo manages to emerge.  

 Watch the video here: http://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/a-glimpse-of-malabo-equatorial-guinea.html

A Glimpse of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Yet despite all the faults, failures, and dysfunctions of the central government, the lives of average citizens of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital, continue to play out as they always have against the backdrop of Obiang’s rule. Despite the corruption, despotism, and poverty, life marches on in a form of silent resistance that is unique in and of itself

 I stumbled upon the short video below by Marc Michel when looking up information on EG given that I’m somewhat tempted to visit now that I’ll be living right next door in Cameroon. The video, while short, serves as a glimpse into everyday life in Malabo. What I love about it is that despite the evident juxtapositions of wealth and poverty, the beauty and distinctiveness of average life in Malabo manages to emerge.  

 Watch the video here: http://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/a-glimpse-of-malabo-equatorial-guinea.html

Filed under equatorial guinea Malabo Africa Central Africa West Africa Gulf of Guinea Africa Travel Travel

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Afternoon Afrobeat (#64): ‘Show Me What U Made Of’ by Silver Bullit ft. Afrikan Boy & Spoek Mathambo
This remix by Chief Boima goes to show that music from Africa need not be boring or traditional. Check out the song ‘Show Me What U Made Of’ as well as the first mixtape by Silver Bullit in today’s Afternoon Afrobeat:
http://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/afternoon-afrobeat-64-show-me-what-u.html

Afternoon Afrobeat (#64): ‘Show Me What U Made Of’ by Silver Bullit ft. Afrikan Boy & Spoek Mathambo

This remix by Chief Boima goes to show that music from Africa need not be boring or traditional. Check out the song ‘Show Me What U Made Of’ as well as the first mixtape by Silver Bullit in today’s Afternoon Afrobeat:

http://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/afternoon-afrobeat-64-show-me-what-u.html

Filed under African Music Afrohouse House Music Afternoon Afrobeat dancehall Mixtape

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Human Rights Violations Towards Cameroon’s LGBT Community

Cameroon is just one of the 38 African states which make homosexuality illegal, and recently there have been many arrests, deaths, and attacks towards LGBT activists. While Cameroon outlaws homosexuality, is it really too different than the treatment of those in America? Read More:
http://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/human-rights-violations-towards.html

Human Rights Violations Towards Cameroon’s LGBT Community

Cameroon is just one of the 38 African states which make homosexuality illegal, and recently there have been many arrests, deaths, and attacks towards LGBT activists. While Cameroon outlaws homosexuality, is it really too different than the treatment of those in America? Read More:

http://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/human-rights-violations-towards.html

Filed under Cameroon lgbt rights Africa Central Africa Cameroon LGBT Human Rights