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Kassena code

The houses of the Kassena are a unique marvel.

Katrina Manson is an award-winning journalist who covered Africa for 12 years. She is US foreign policy and defence correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Washington DC, and is also writing a book about money, power and influence networks in Africa. Previously, she was the FT’s East Africa correspondent, covering 13 territories including Somalia, and before that a Reuters correspondent in DR Congo, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso. 

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What’s in a name? A historical tour of Freetown

Uncover the international influences of Freetown’s past with our historical tour of the capital.

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Bunce Island

Bunce Island is arguably the single most important former slave site for African Americans. Katrina Manson and James Knight explain why.

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Hunting for witches

With a fearsome reputation and spellbinding show, the special powers of the Shenge will leave you mesmerised.

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Kassena code

The houses of the Kassena are a unique marvel.

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West African cowboys

The village of Barani has given itself a lifeline by reaching out to its equine heritage.

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Siao

With paintings, bronze, pottery and handmade drums, Siao is a continent-wide artisanal extravaganza.

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Millet beer

Authors Katrina Mason and James Knight explain the process behind the manufacture of Burkina’s beer of choice.

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