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Update from Bologna: dignity and Islamic hip hop

By Anthony Levin  

Democracy in Dakar explores disillusionment with Abdoulaye Wade's government

In 2000, Bologna was named a European City of Culture, ensuring year-long festivities and cultural celebrations. But to my mind, Bologna never lost its mantle. The streets teem with students of all cultures who have, since the 12th century, given this city a reputation for being left-leaning and justify its moniker as “The Red.”

On my way to see two documentaries, one about African migrants in Bologna and the other about the 2007 Senegalese elections, I’m mesmerised by…

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