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See Ya, Twerk. It’s Pantsula Time!

A dance born in the shanty towns of South Africa takes the world by storm. When director Damian Weilers was asked to pitch a music video for a new single by Grammy-award winning British dance duo...
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Africa’s Biggest TV Market Gets Even Bigger

Africa’s biggest TV content market kicks off Nov. 5 in Johannesburg with buyers, sellers and producers from more than 70 countries looking to cash in on the rapidly expanding African marketplace. Some...
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100 African Cities Destroyed By Europeans

When tourists visit sub-Saharan Africa, they often wonder “Why there are no historical buildings or monuments?” The reason is simple. Europeans destroyed most of them. We only have a few drawings and...
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2014 African trends and game-changing innovations

Africa's innovation is growing in leaps and bounds, to the point it's setting its own trends, which while unique to the continent, are getting the attention of the rest of the world. This month,...
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What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola

The Ebola epidemic has killed over 4,000 in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia; it has killed one in the United States. Liberia's Defense Minister Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security Council in September...
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Kenyan film tells stories of LGBT lives

A man arranges a sexual liaison with another man and sits in a hotel room, waiting for a knock on the door. Teenage girlfriends face an awkward reunion after being pulled apart by school officials. A...
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5 Facts We Learn From ‘Finding Fela’

He was a lover, a fighter, a political activist, a polygamist, a thorn in the Nigerian government's side, a bestselling recording artist, the basis for a hit Broadway show, a band leader, and most...