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 [...]

Business & Finance / Commentary

by Kurt Davis Jr × on January 24, 2013 at 06:50 pm
As the flight from Dire Dawa, Ethiopia descends into Djibouti airspace, it is hard to ignore Djibouti’s strategic location and importance. Bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea and situated between Eritrea and Somalia, Djibouti is the route to [...]

Current Events

by Yolaan Begbie × on September 04, 2012 at 07:23 pm
In October 1993, Bruce Berry sat in a room with seven others at the World Trade Centre in Kempton Park near Johannesburg. They had an important job to do. The Zimbabwean-born was part of the “technical committee” tasked with sifting through over [...]

Arts & Culture

by Netsanet Tesfay × on July 24, 2012 at 06:55 pm
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of MURDO. The names of those interviewed have been changed. Since the early 1980s, Somalis (of Kenyan and Somali origin) began to settle e [...]

Social Enterprise & Philanthropy

by Sagal Mohamoud × on January 12, 2012 at 07:47 pm
(Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the blog site of International Relief & Development.) Banadir Hospital is a women and children’s hospital, run by Somali doctors. The hospital has no regular source of funding, but rec [...]

Current Events

by Ambassador John Campbell × on August 03, 2011 at 04:15 pm
(Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published on Africa in Transition, a blog maintained by the Council on Foreign Relations. Click the picture below to view a bigger version.)   [Yesterday]’s New York Times devotes two-thirds of i [...]

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