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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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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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Botswana Bushmen: Modern life is destroying us

The Kalahari sun is merciless: Two young women and two children little more than a year old are huddled under the only tree in the yard to escape the baking heat. We are in New Xade, a resettlement camp an...
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Kenyan beauty artist taking over Youtube

Light. Colour. Shadow. This is how Kangai Mwiti wants you to perceive make-up. In her six-minute videos on YouTube, applying make-up has never been made so simple. Using models, she display the products,...
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Nelson Mandela has died, aged 95

NELSON Mandela, who led South Africa out of apartheid and became the nation’s first black president, has died at the age of 95. He passed away in the company of his family at around 8:50pm on December 5,...