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UN unveils permanent memorial to victims of transatlantic slave trade

United Nations officials today welcomed the unveiling at the world body’s New York Headquarters of a permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies of modern … Continue reading

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Who Is Really Paying the Price of Fighting in South Sudan?

By Luol Deng When South Sudan gained independence three years ago it was probably one of the happiest days of my life. Africa’s youngest nation – my home – was full of optimism and hope. I was there in Freedom … Continue reading

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Geeking Out: Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks

By Mike Miesen Young women are learning to program computers in the unlikeliest of places, developing apps that will help their neighbors—and themselves. If not for a view of the ornate Uganda National Mosque or the sprawling, congested taxi park … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

By Desmond Tutu Nelson Mandela is mourned by South Africans, Africans and the international community today as the leader of our generation who stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries — a colossus of unimpeachable moral character and integrity, the … Continue reading

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Mall developers feel the pull of Africa’s consumer boom

By Matthew Bigg and Tiisetso Motsoeneng When Wal-Mart Stores (WMT.N), the world’s top retailer, bought control of major South African discount chain Massmart Holdings (MSMJ.J) in 2011, American shopping mall developer Irwin Barkan had an epiphany. An industry veteran of 30 years, Barkan’s … Continue reading

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Saki Mafundikwa – Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets

Fascinating presentation.

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American power in the 21st century will be defined by the ‘rise of the rest’

By Joseph S. Nye Jr. In the last century, the United States rose from the status of second-tier power to being the world’s sole superpower. Some worry that the United States will be eclipsed in this century by China, but … Continue reading

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Juliana Rotich – Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

Superb!!

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Chinua Achebe: Nigeria to hold funeral for author

Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state. Mr Achebe’s body arrived back in Nigeria on Wednesday from the US. The author died in Boston at the … Continue reading

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy

Given continued economic weakness in the U.S., it’s easy to imagine that the rest of the world remains similarly stuck. But there is one region of the world that is showing signs of economic strength in new and unexpected ways. … Continue reading

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