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Tips for American Journalists from African Journalists

Quartz asked African journalists to give their American colleagues tips on how to operate under vindictive regimes. Be prepared for a rough ride.

Mohammed Keita over at Quartz Africa—with a sense of where we're headed in Trump's America—reached out to a handful of prominent African journalists to ask about the experience of working under less savory political regimes.


“Psychologically, they make you feel first like you are out of line, then out of touch, then being a nuisance,” the Angolan investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais tells Keita.

Solange Lusiku, award winning editor of the Congolese newspaper Le Souverain “For women, they use the weapon of denigration on the basis of sex."

As the Liberian Editor Rodney Sieh (a former colleague and friend of mine), quips to Keita, “It is clear to see that American journalists are in for a very tough roller coaster ride.”

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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