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Several hundred migrants, mostly Africans but also including many fleeing the civil war in Syria, leave Libya every day on rickety boats hoping to make it to Europe. (Pic: AFP)
If Africa is rising, why are so many running away?
June 24, 2015 Posted by :
World refugee day was on June 19, and former secretary-general of the United Nations Kofi Annan made a comment on his Twitter handle that was as profound as it ...
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Rachel Dolezal. (Pic: AFP)
The Rachel Dolezal fiasco: Are we all just playing at race?
June 23, 2015 Posted by :
I am a Puerto Rican Jamaican of Chinese decent.  Well that’s not technically true but in a post Rachel Dolezal world it could be. The recent ‘outing’ ...
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrives in Khartoum from Johannesburg on June 15 2015. (Pic: AFP)
‘By letting Omar ​al-​Bashir escape, ​South Africa​ has sided with tyrants’
June 17, 2015 Posted by :
Something much greater than just South Africa’s reputation as a human rights leader on the African continent died on Monday. When Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was allowed ...
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No child dreams of being a domestic worker when they grow up
June 11, 2015 Posted by :
I’m an optimist. I have hope. If there’s an opportunity to look at something humorously, I’ll take it. That’s why I wrote “16 Things Black People Wish ...
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People displaced by fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels in Bunagana in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, make their way home. (Pic: Reuters)
Part war crimes trial, part performance art: tribunal investigates Congo conflict
June 1, 2015 Posted by :
Theatre director brings together mining companies, government officials and local residents to try to unravel one of the world’s most complicated wars. No one knows exactly how ...
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