Sudanese jets attack oil pipeline

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  • Posted on April 5, 2012

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An oil pipeline has been attacked, apparently by Sudanese fighter jets, in the latest outbreak of violence on the volatile border between Sudan and South Sudan.  



Mali

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  • Posted on April 5, 2012

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The landlocked West African country of Mali – one of the poorest in the world – experienced rapid economic growth from the 1990s, coupled with a flourishing democracy and relative social stability. This all hung in the balance in early 2012, when the steady collapse of state control over the north of the country was…



African Union’s First Woman as Commission Chairperson

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  • Posted on March 30, 2012

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Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma born on January 27, 1949 in South Africa. She was South Africa’s Minister of Health from 1994 to 1999, under President Nelson Mandela, then Minister of Foreign Affairs from 17 June 1999 to 10 May 2009, under President Thabo Mbeki. She later became the Minister of Home Affairs President Jacob Zuma, her…



Africa’s First and Only Woman President

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  • Posted on March 30, 2012

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf born on October 29, 1938 became Africa’s First Woman president on November 23, 2005. On Nov. 10, 2011, following the runoff vote, election officials announced that Mrs. Johnson Sirleaf from the Unity Party had been re-elected by an overwhelming margin of 90%. Not only is Ellen Johnson Shirleaf the first woman president…



Africa’s Second Woman President

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  • Posted on March 30, 2012

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Malawi’s Vice President Joyce Banda launched the People’s Party (PP), which she says will soon unveil its platform.  She is expected to lead the party in the 2014 presidential polls. Joyce Banda ………read more (Africa Online Magazine)



African Renaissance

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  • Posted on March 29, 2012

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During Nelson Mandela’s June 13, 1994 African Renaissance speech; to the heads of states at an OAU meeting; he said the following:   “Africa shed her blood and surrendered the lives of her children so that all her children could be free. She gave of her limited wealth and resources so that all of Africa…



Xenophobia

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  • Posted on March 29, 2012

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In May 2008 the world was shocked when a wave of xenophobic violence erupted within the borders of Africa, spreading like wild fire from the north to the south, from west to east. The first few days’ law abiding African citizens were shocked, and somewhat paralyzed with confusion and dismayed with what was happening. They…



What does it mean to be African?

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[youtube Qpsi2vS07Bk] Parts of Africa have seen itself for too long to be part of Europe because of colonialism and apartheid.  Apartheid and colonialism has alienated us from Africa so that we now see our very own brothers from Africa as strange, but other nationals from other continents we worship. We have zero tolerance against…



Rwanda Genocide

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  • Posted on March 28, 2012

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Between April and June 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the space of 100 days. Most of the dead were Tutsis – and most of those who perpetrated the violence were Hutus.   Even for a country with such a turbulent history as Rwanda, the scale and speed of the slaughter left its…



Famine 1984 Ethiopian Famine

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  • Posted on March 27, 2012

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[youtube tqjvXNykf34] By BBC News Online’s Kate Milner Television pictures of starving Ethiopian children are once again on Western television screens, 15 years after famine claimed the lives of nearly one million people. The Ethiopian Government was accused of neglecting its people As aid workers estimate eight million people are at risk from starvation, there…