Thursday, August 6, 2009

  • Somali-Canadian Rapper K’naan on Journey from Civil War Refugee to Global Hip-Hop Artist

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    As Secretary Hillary Clinton meets with Somali President Sheikh Ahmed Sharif today, we turn to a different voice from the war-ravaged country of Somalia. K’naan is a Somali-Canadian hip-hop artist who moved away at a young age to escape the civil war that had engulfed his country. We speak to K’naan about on his life, his music, and the impact of U.S. policy in Somalia. [includes rush transcript]

  • British Anthropologist Jeremy Keenan on "The Dark Sahara: America’s War on Terror in Africa"

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    As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues her seven-nation tour of Africa, we hear from British anthropologist Jeremy Keenan. He traces AFRICOM, the US military command in Africa, to a 2003 kidnapping of European tourists. The hostage taking was widely blamed on Islamic militants thought to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, but Keenan argues that the Bush administration and the Algerian government were the ones responsible. [includes rush transcript]