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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...
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On the Record With Marcus Samuelsson

In addition to transforming the culinary scene in Harlem, this Top Chef Master’s most vital ingredient is his dedication to providing clean water to the most remote African villages. By Marcus...
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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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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....
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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,...
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The Concise Art of Teju Cole

Nigerian-born writer Teju Cole is emerging as a pop star African thinker and someone young-er, African intellectuals are scrambling to talk to. In essence, he lends cool to African literacy which has long...
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Africa’s Top Power Couples

From doctor turned fashion doyenne, a man of the cloth leading a mega church in Ghana, Africa’s richest woman who started her first business at age 24, and a First Gentleman who once participated in the...