Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Listen to the Riddim Killa

Posted in African Politics, Culture, Global Africa, Sierra Leone by ruben eberlein on February 23, 2009

If you happen to live in London, you are best placed to visit one of the shows of Rodney P, one of Britain’s best rappers. The Riddim Killa will play various concerts in early May. In 2006, I had an interview with him about his music and his interest in Sierra Leone. Read it here at Jungle World (in German), an English version will follow.

Warlords, Djihad & Pirates

Posted in African Politics, Somalia by ruben eberlein on February 2, 2009

My contribution on the current situation in Somalia after the withdrawal of the Ethiopian Army, released shortly before the election of Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed as the President of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, has been published in the February edition of Konkret, the recommendable magazine from Hamburg. Read the article as pdf here.