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Witchdoctors Mutilating Albino People in Tanzania



African albino girl in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Photo by Feije Riemersma

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:25 p.m. DST, 19 May 2014 TANZANIA – On May 12, a Tanzanian woman named Munghu Lugata, 40, was viciously mutilated and subsequently died of her injuries in the small village of Gasuma in northwest Tanzania.  Lugata was found with one of her legs sawed off as well as several […]

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Looking Forward: Prosperity in Growing African Economies


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China President Xi Jinping and Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 16:08 p.m. DST, 29 January 2014 AFRICA – There’s no doubt that the continent of Africa is plagued by the common misperception and overarching reputation of being poor, downtrodden, corrupt, unsafe, unstable, and a list of other discouraging adjectives. However, the world is not far away from having to […]

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Indomitable Spencer West Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro



Spencer West, Photo by Pete Zivkov

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:37 AM EDT, 21 September 2012 “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” ~ Napoleon Hill The incredible story of a thirty-one year old Canadian, Spencer West exemplifies the essence of this quote. In June 2012, West rose to international prominence […]

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Sharia Law – Nigerian Thief Burned Alive



South African Man Killed by Necklacing, Photo by Sofolo

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 15:20 PM EDT, 4 May 2012 POTISKUM, Nigeria – Potiskum is a city 575 kilometers (350 miles) northeast of Nigeria’s central capital, Abuja. It is located in Yobe state which is the epicenter of the radical Islamic group, Boko Haram‘s reign of terror. The group has perpetrated over 480 killings […]

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Dutch Royal Shell Expands Africa Footprint



Nigerian Oil Spill Boy with Dead Carcass

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:24 PM EDT, 2 February 2012 TANZANIA, East Africa – When one thinks of Neo-Colonialism in emerging economies, the traditional natural resources usually come to mind – minerals, timber, water rights, and oil. The expansion in Africa by oil companies has increased in recent years as the demand for this […]

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