Morocco Rejoins the African Union After 33 Years

The African Union has decided to allow Morocco back into the fold after a 33-year absence, despite stiff resistance from some member states over the status of Western Sahara. After an emotional and tense debate, member states decided by consensus to leave the question of the disputed territory of Western Sahara for another day, and…

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Trump and the Ongoing Fight with the Shadow of the Elephant

President Trump’s temporary order banning people from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the United States is a most unfortunate and thoughtless decision. The order targets people who have neither the desire nor the capability to carry out hostile actions against America. What’s more, these people are from some of the countries that have been…

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VR film Samuel’s Streets documents a radio show in Kinshasa run by homeless youths

There are thousands of young people living on the streets and in shelters in Kinshasa. Back in 2011, the Children’s Radio Foundation, a non-profit organisation using radio to empower youth across Africa, launched their Voice of a Child project in Kinshasa, D.R.C. It’s a radio station run by 30 young people in the city, giving a voice…

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Mozambican Startup Kamaleon Provides Internet Access to Rural Communities Through a Solar Powered Tablet

Through a solar-powered mobile tablet called the “Community Tablet”, Kamaleon aims to connect more Africans to the Internet and promote digital inclusion. The Internet is one of the most important enablers of social development and economic growth of our time. While connectivity across the globe is extensive, there are still more people without Internet access…

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Kenya’s military defeat at El Adde: Time to end war on terror in Somalia

A year ago, Kenya’s army suffered its worst attack in history inside Somalia chiefly due to lack of clear objectives and operational strategies. The government has kept the exact details secret, even as it spends $1 billion annually without crushing al-Shabaab. Meanwhile lecturers, doctors, nurses and other workers are up in arms demanding better terms….

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The Fertility Wars: Birth control as US foreign policy

Aggressive population control campaigns in Africa have their roots in American foreign policy going back nearly 60 years. US authorities concluded that rapid population growth in the developing world  threatened America’s access to cheap resources necessary for their consumerist lifestyle. Unknown to many in the countries targeted, and against protests from the Catholic Church, America…

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