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Culture November 2011

Benin – Taneka intertwine

On a rocky hill in a remote area of northern Benin, there are four villages which share an interesting feature. The inhabitants arrived here in the second half of the XVIII century from different regions of Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger. They were all running away from the gangs of slave hunter coming from…

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Technology – African tablet

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VMK, a new technology company based in Brazzaville, Congo, is set to introduce Africa’s first tablet computer. Way C is the first tablet entirely designed in Africa. The tablet uses Android 2.3, promises 512 MB RAM, 1.2 Ghz processor, 4GB internal memory, and supports wi-fi. The tablet will cost less than £200 and will be…

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Nobel Peace Prize – To the women

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Late last year, a group of Italian civil society organizations promoted an international campaign to present the candidacy of African women for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize for African Women (NOPPAW) campaign organized dozens of events around Italy to spotlight African women’s growing role in the continent’s daily life. The campaign soon…

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Julius Malema – Inconvenient youth

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In the past months, South Africa’s newspapers have been busy discussing Julius Malema. He is the undiscussed boss of the youth wing of the ANC and capable of keeping the ANC old guard on their toes. “To some blacks, he is the embodiment of the nightmare they knew could happen, but hoped never would; while…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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