WEST AFRICA

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Jazz-Turned-Pop Star Beats Cape Verdean Drum

Singer Mayra Andrade has reinvented herself to reach a new audience.
Good Sh*t

This Sierra Leone Chef Brings a Modern Twist to Nomadic Cuisine

This Sierra Leonean chef is stirring interest in the cuisine of the Fulani, an ethnic group more commonly associated with jihads.
Good Sh*t

Can This Pioneer of Moroccan Trap Break Out Globally?

A brand name in Morocco, Issam Harris is ready for his global breakout.
Around the World

West Africa’s Elderly Presidents Catch Tenure-Elongation Fever

West Africa has been a shining light of democracy compared to the rest of the continent.
OZY TV

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
Around the World

This Vigilante Says He’s Fighting Terrorism. Is He Also Backing Massacres?

Boureima Nadbanka and the Koglweogos are taming a lawless stretch of Burkina Faso.
The New + the Next

OZY Takes You Ahead of the Curve in Science and Technology

OZY was ahead of the curve in bringing you these stories about trends and trendsetters in science and technology.
Around the World

The Natural Hair Movement Grows in Africa — With Knots

After pandering to Western notions of hair beauty for decades, West Africa is finally embracing natural hair.
News + Politics

Stories From the Fringe

OZY's Hair! series looks at the pleasure and politics of our beloved locks.
Around the World

How the Humble Pineapple Is Curbing Guinean Immigration to Europe

Thousands of migrants once fled the West African nation, but pineapple cultivation is helping put a stop to that.
Around the World

This Nigerian Conflict Is Proving Deadlier Than Boko Haram

An under-the-radar ethnic conflict is eclipsing the infamous terror group as the biggest security threat facing Africa’s largest economy.
OZY NEWSLETTER

The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
Around the World

A Serene and Unexpected Liberian Paradise

After civil war and an Ebola outbreak, tourism here is bouncing back — with places like this lodge by the Atlantic.
News + Politics

A New African Country Stands Between Europe and Instability

Squeezed in by internal conflicts and war-torn neighbors, Niger is a tinderbox that increasingly holds the key to security across West Africa.

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