Africa without Borders

Following up on the work that I have done on Mali over the last two days, here is a piece from Le Monde Diplomatique that looks at Africa without the borders generally imposed upon it by European colonial powers. You will note how the trouble today is happening in the area around the collapsing state and nomadic people, i.e. the area around Azawad.

Africa without margins
Africa without margins

Credit for the piece goes to Philippe Rekacewicz.

Author: Brendan Barry

I am a graphic designer who focuses on information design. My day job? I am the data visualisation manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. (This blog is my something I do on my own time and does not represent the views of the Fed, blah blah blah legal stuff.) And with my main interest in information design—be it in the shape of clear charts, maps, diagrams, or wayfinding systems—I am fortunate that my day job focuses on data visualisation. Outside of work, I try to stay busy with personal design work. Away from the world of design, I enjoy cooking and reading and am interested in various subjects from history and geography to politics to science to the arts. And I allow all of them to influence my work.

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