All Posts by Olivia Winnifrith

Amazon Statue of a Warrior woman

Symbolic new statue in Benin

Since the 8th of May an immense statue has been slowly unveiled behind the Palais de la Marina, close to the Palais des Congrès and the Port Autonome de Cotonou in Benin’s capital Porto-Novo. A photo of the statue by photojournalist Eric Ahounou, made the rounds on the web, provoking a

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Congolese Rumba Music

Rumba Museum opens in Kinshasa

Following the death of the musician Papa Wemba, the Congolese government decided to purchase his main residence in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and transform it into a museum celebrating Congolese rumba.  Papa Wemba  Papa Wemba’s career began when he joined the music group Zaiko Langa

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