Mdou Moctar’s new album targets scars of French colonialism

Mdou Moctar (center) appears with his band. Credit: Ebru Yildiz.

Mdocu Moctar’s “Funeral for Justice” is a blend of desert blues and sociopolitical commentary about his West African home country of Niger. 

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for snap elections after far-right victories over the weekend. What's behind his risky strategy?

An Orange County judge temporarily halted University of California academic workers’ strike. They walked off the job in response to the UC system’s response to pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

The U.S. has spent millions on counterterrorism in West Africa since 9/11, but poverty and unrest are leading to military takeovers and the growth of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State affiliates.