Tag Archives: Africa

Cannibalism, Child Mutilations in Central African Republic

31/03/2014

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Central African Child Peers through Wall, Photo by Pierre Holtz

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:49 a.m. DST, 31 March 2014 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Africa — Violence among Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains alarmingly high. Despite intervention efforts, death and displacement continue. In this troubled environment, there have been reports of cannibalism as well as revenge-killings targeting […]

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Mauritius & The Case of the Stolen Island

06/03/2014

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Mauritius Island, Photo by Samovar Group

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 18:40 p.m. DST, 6 March 2014 PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – If someone asked you to point out Mauritius on a map, would you be able to? Most would likely say they had no idea where the tiny island is located. Beyond that, most people also wouldn’t know that Mauritius […]

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The Central African Republic Crisis Rages On

18/12/2013

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Boy in War Torn Ngaoundaye, Central African Republic, Photo by hdptcar

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 23:16 p.m. DST, 18 December 2013 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Africa – I first wrote about the Central African Republic’s deplorable conditions in September, and the situation has worsened since. Luckily, the international community has recently made much larger efforts to step in, intervene, and restore stability but there is […]

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Carrying on Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

17/12/2013

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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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Life-Changing Water Found Below Kenya’s Surface

23/09/2013

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Drilling For Water, Photo by Beyond Water

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified:12:28 p.m. DST, 23 September 2013 KENYA, Africa – The Lake Turkana region of Kenya is known for the skeleton found in the region that dates back to 1.5 million years ago, making it one of the suspected origin locations for humans. Over the eons of cradling human civilizations, the […]

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