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Rwanda’s Parliamentary Elections: Democratic or Not?



Rwandan President Paul Kagame at Election Rally

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 11:54 a.m. DST, 24 December 2013 Rwanda, unlike many African countries has held democratic elections for its government with its people by and large in support of its current and past leader President Paul Kagame. The Parliament in which the governing party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), won a […]

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Instability Returns to Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo



M23 Rebels, Goma, DRC, Photo by Agencia de Noticias Inter Press Service

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 23:09 p.m. DST, 03 September 2013 DRC, Africa – Widespread fighting and instability are nothing new to the eastern side of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as it has been plagued by conflict ever since the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 spilled over into its borders. The region, especially […]

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PBS | Women, War and Peace



Girl Soldier

Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. Spotlighting the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, it places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframes our […]

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Macy’s Proves AfriCan


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African Microbusiness, Basket Weaving for Macy's, Photo by Maris Pacifica

Can you imagine Michael Jordan hitting the game winning shot and then asking the media not to say anything? Or Barak Obama winning the presidential election and refusing to talk about his victory? Or You discovering the cure for cancer, but not wanting anyone to know?

Well, that’s in essence what Macy’s Department Stores have done. Macy’s is the top department store chain in the U.S., with more than 800 stores in 45 states and annual sales of more than $26 billion.

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Soul Somi



Soul Somi - If Rain Comes First

New African Soul in the vein of Cassandra Wilson, Miriam Mekada, Cesaria Evora, Sarah Vaughan and Sade. The rhythm of Africa from North to South and East to West. Viva Africa!

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