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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

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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