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Africans helping Africa now outweighs Western aid

Africans are helping themselves more than aid workers are, according to new research. An analysis of cash flows by Hong Kong-based Ghanaian academic, Adams Bodomo, shows that Africans living outside the...
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The 12 Hottest Startups In Africa 2014

Startups in Silicon Valley usually get all the attention, but there’s a slew of startups in Africa that are aiming to effect change in the continent. In fact, there are now more than 90 tech hubs in and...
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The biggest party under the African sun

AfrikaBurn is the biggest party under the African sun. It rates as one of the world's weirdest festivals,  AfrikaBurn is Burning Man’s largest regional event and is held in Tankwa, South Africa...
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The rise and fall of Staff Benda Bilili

In 2009, four paraplegic singer/guitarists, assisted by a  ‘hype man’ on crutches who whipped the crowd into a frenzy and backed by an all-acoustic rhythm section pounding out tight grooves, took the...
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The Apartheid of Black Children’s Literature

Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. I’m talking with a boy....
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Tribe: The Artistic Ndebele of Southern Africa

The Ndebele (South/original Ndebele) people are an artistic Bantu-speaking people of Nguni extraction comprising abakwaManala (the Manala Ndebele) and abakwaNdzundza (the Ndzundza Ndebele) located in South...
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The Importance of Male Rites of Passage

The elders of the tribe stood in front of the hut and beckoned for the young man to come out and begin the festivities of the special day. The young man had barely slept the night before, anxiously...