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The Controversy of Circumcision

The Guardian UK just posted an article on what happens when circumcision in Africa goes wrong. Quite confrontational especially when you click through to a website showing images of what botched attempts look...
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The best 72 African riddles

In most African societies, riddles are a form of art. They are simple and elegant ways to communicate a lot of meaning in few words. Riddles play an important role in the traditions of African speech and...
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Could Catherine Samba-Panza be Congo’s hope?

"Since independence, men have always run the country and they have failed at the job. Now, we're going to try something else with a woman and see how that goes." This innocuous comment from Christian Bernis...
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Africa’s Poverty Contradictions and Dead Capital

Bitange Ndemo, a Kenyan former Permanent Secretary (Ministry of Information and Communication) and one of Kenya's foremost thinkers, discusses his views on Africa's poverty, keeping up with the Kamau's...
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Poaching in Africa reaching alarming heights

Poaching in Africa increasing and our natural heritage is being decimated. Why should you care and what can you do about it? ABC News reports South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs says 1,004...
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Young DJ set to be first African in space

No one in Mandla Maseko's family has ever stepped outside South Africa, but the young township DJ is set to rocket into space next year. From the dusty district of Mabopane, near Pretoria, 25-year-old...
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Coming out of the Natural Hair Closet

Some call it a movement, some think of it as a personal journey. Maybe it’s just another trend, but for many it is a crucial matter of identity. Regardless of your perspective, there is no doubt that...
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The Best: Trevor Noah was born a crime!

So ... the other day, as we were doing what many married couples do after a long day at work i.e lounging around aimlessly infront of the TV with our dinner on our laps, my husband leans over on the couch and...