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Reimagining South Africa

Reimagining South Africa: Embracing Africa by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

“There is a tremendous amount to celebrate in South Africa’s achievements—and its best times lie ahead. The first 21 years of democracy have been a profound period of growth, transformation, experimentation, and nation building....
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Kenya: It’s a Hotbed of What?

Obama’s visit to Kenya commenced in a reactionary frenzy to CNN’s pre-visit headline that Kenya is a hotbed of terrorism. Africanists chronically discuss how Western media focuses on negative stories to perpetuate a sense...
Reimagining South Africa

Reimagining South Africa: Reaching for the Stars by Siya Xuza

“There is a tremendous amount to celebrate in South Africa’s achievements—and its best times lie ahead. The first 21 years of democracy have been a profound period of growth, transformation, experimentation, and nation building....

Nelson Mandela, World Icon, Dies at 95

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has died. Surrounded by close family members, the 95-year old succumbed to a recurring lung infection at home in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former South African president, Nelson Mandela, had been receiving treatment for...
Trayvon Martin

What Trayvon Means to Africans

The facts are not in dispute. On a rainy February evening in the American State of Florida, Trayvon Martin, a black teenage boy, walked from his father’s middle class home to a store to buy...

Living with AIDS

Every year, December 1 is marked as World Aids Day—a day to raise awareness and highlight the plight of those living with Aids. When officially started in 1988, over 70,000 people were reportedly living...
Joyce Nangobi

In Uganda: Women Fighting Corruption

Since 2003, Joyce Nangobi has been on a mission to help other women fight corruption. “It started as a necessity”, she says. At the time, families were being illegally evicted from their homes in...
Africa's Flags

Africa’s Flags: A Vexillological Approach to Africa

Africa's flags have been used as common symbols in history for over 5,000 years. Flags in general have been used dating as far back as 3000 BC with a metal Iranian flag and flag...
Meles Zenawi

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Has Died

State television reports Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died in the early hours of Monday morning after allegedly contracting an infection. He was reportedly receiving medical treatment in Brussels at the time of his death.Zenawi...
China In Africa

China In Africa: How China is Exporting Culture to Influence Africa

At least six dozen children stand at attention as the Buddhist bell rings. In sync they chant, eyes fixed on the Mandarin-inscribed lyric sheet. Barefooted, they then bow to the three large gold-plated statues...
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