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Why the obsession with lighter skin?

"Here was an ugly little girl asking for beauty. A surge of love and understanding swept through him, but was quickly replaced by anger. Anger that he was powerless to help her. Of all the wishes people had...
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Tribe: Faces of the Karo

The Karo tribe living along the borders of the Lower Omo River incorporate rich, cultural symbolism into their rituals by using ornate body art, intricate headdresses, and body scarification to express...
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Google’s Africa Connected semi-finalists announced

The 20 semi-finalists of Google's Africa Connected competition have been announced. The semi-finalists were selected from over 2,200 entries from 35 countries. The competition was launched in August 2013,...
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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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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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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...
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The lion whisperer – amazing footage

If this won't blow you away, we don't know what will. South African animal lover and animal behaviourist (ethologist) Kevin Richardson is known as the lion whisperer and the term is amazingly accurate....