• Burkina Faso: Music studio in capital bombed after coup

    Studio Abazon in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, was attacked in the early hours of 17 September 2015, allegedly targeted by coup soldiers because of the activism of its owner, rapper Smockey. The studio is owned and run by top Burkinabe rapper and revolutionary artist, Serges Martin Bambara – also known as Smockey (or […]
  • Burkina Faso: Reggae singer banned for stirring up youth revolt

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burkina Faso: Reggae singer banned for stirring up youth revolt The singer, radio programme director and radio host Sams’K Le Jah (real name: Sama Karim) who hosted a weekly reggae show on Ouaga FM has been denied access to the radio because of a song he wrote — and broadcasted — about the […]
  • Burkina Faso: Death threat against reggae radio host

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burkina Faso:Death threat against reggae radio host Singer and radio host Karim Sama received warning that he “will be gunned down” over commentary that is critical of the government Karim Sama is a host of two popular reggae programmes on Radio Ouaga FM in the capital, Ouagadougou, and is also a singer known […]
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