africa straight up

Arts & Culture / Spotlight

by Teresa Clarke × on November 19, 2013 at 05:06 pm
Africa is home to more than a billion people spread across 54 countries and speaking more than 3,000 languages. So why is Africa usually limited to a single narrative? “Africa Straight Up” is a more complete story about Africa and its di [...]
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Current Events / Food and Wine

by Editorial Staff × on February 01, 2013 at 04:00 pm
It’s the month of love! Forget roses. We’ve got 54 unique ways to show your love–one for each country within Africa. Start planning your African Valentine’s Day now! And if you want to learn how to say “I love you” in 54 A [...]
Energy in Africa: a windmill in South Africa

Business & Finance / Commentary / Current Events

by Kurt Davis Jr × on January 10, 2013 at 06:30 pm
A wind farm in the Western Cape of South Africa.   Sitting in one of my favorite restaurants in Addis Ababa, the lights flicker on and off–it’s as if the doorman is playing jokes on the clientele. But this is not the doorman, but rather [...]

Current Events

by Jacqueline Adams × on October 03, 2012 at 05:18 pm
The United Nations General Assembly has brought a number of African heads of state to New York City. Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was happy to detail how far her country has come in recovering from 14 years of war, when she spoke at th [...]

Social Enterprise & Philanthropy

by Danielle B. Goldberg × on September 20, 2012 at 03:27 pm
2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee calls herself “a local girl with a global platform.” Leymah is not only an inspiration to women in Liberia; she is a role model for women around the world. Her leadership was clearly demonstrated last month [...]


by Melkizedeck Okudo × on March 23, 2012 at 03:55 pm
In honor of World Water Day, FACE Africa hosted a gala in New York City to benefit the cause of safe drinking water in Liberia. FACE Executive Saran Kaba Jones indicated that the funds raised would go towards FACE’s County by County Commitment, [...]

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