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Carrying on Nelson Mandela’s Legacy


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Nelson Mandela, Photo Courtesy of Flickr (Emplaze)

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified:03:02 a.m. DST, 17 December 2013 QUNU, South Africa – Last week, the beloved Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of mourners across the globe. Mandela spent his entire life inspiring others and trying to make the world a better place, which […]

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Rebels Overthrow CAR President, Seize Bangui



President François Bozizé, Central African Republic, Photo by Brice Blondel for HDPTCAR

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 03:10 a.m. DST, 25 March 2013 BANGUI, Central African Republic – Rebels overthrew the Central African Republic’s President this Sunday. According to the Associated Press, the rebels, known as the coalition group Seleka,  declared that the country has “opened a new page in its history.” President Francois Bozize fled […]

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Oscar Pistorius Wows 2012 London Olympics



Oscar Pistorius, Blade Runner 2012 Olympics, Photo by All Sports Scene

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:05 AM EDT, 11 September 2012 LONDON, England – South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, also known as the ‘Blade Runner,’ races wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades because he was born without a fibula in both legs which were amputated before he was a year old. Pistorius is the first Paralympian to […]

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African Union Elects First Woman Commission | Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma



Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma & Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Photo by US Department of State

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:58 AM EDT, 16 July 2012 After much debate and contention, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former South African Minister of Home Affairs was chosen as the new leader of the African Union (AU). Dlamini-Zuma is replacing incumbent Jean Ping of Gabon who has been the head of the 54-member Commission since […]

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Tarsem Singh | The Fall



The Fall Close-Up Still, Photo by Tarsem Singh

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:45 AM EDT, 13 June 2012 Tarsem Singh, 51, born in Jalandhar, Punjab to a Punjabi Sikh family, is the acclaimed director of The Cell, and has created in his movie The Fall, a moving and seamless portrait of mundane life in a 1915 Los Angeles hospital inhabited by rich […]

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