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The Future of Internet Service in Africa: Jabulani Dhliwayo talk to CNN

A new breed of internet entrepreneurs is about to be unleashed in Southern Africa with the introduction of new fiber optic cables that will dramaticaly increase the speed and availability of internet

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Zenophobia OR Gynophobia in South Africa

A Zimbabwean woman only known as Susan was attacked in Cape Town, South Africa in a bizarre manner. Given the history of South Africa and foreigners it is not too far fetched to link this with Xenophobia,

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Wikileaks Exposes Fragile Politics in Zimbabwe

Wikileaks Exposes Fragile Politics in Zimbabwe The recent release of Wikileaks documents have further exposed political relationships in Zimbabwe. Even though we would love to know what happens behind

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Neil Turok: The Next Einstein from Africa

Neil Turok was born South Africa. In 2003, Turok, founded the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, a postgraduate center supporting math and science. His TED Prize wish:

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Patrick Awuah: Educating Young Africans

The New Face of Africa: PATRICK AWUAH As we continue our quest to profile the Young African Entrepreneurs (YAEs) we have shifted our focus to an entrepreneur who is making a difference in education.

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Book Review: William Kamkwamba “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind”

The New Face of Africa: William Kamkwamba We are beginning a new series that covers stories of Africans who have decided to take the bull by the horns to change the direction of their lives. We will

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The 3 Most Powerful African Women According to Forbes?? Utter Nonsense!!

FORBES MOST POWERFUL WOMEN 2011??? Forbes Magazine has ranked the most powerful women in the world for 2011. Three African women made the cut for the top 100 in Africa. President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

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Immaculee Ilibagiza: Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide

BOOK REVIEW I want to start by sounding like a broken record, “Everyone has to read this book!” I was in Barnes and Noble one Thursday evening and decided to browse the non-fiction section

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Solomon Mujuru Dead: Happy or Sad?

Zimbabwe: Retired Army General Solomon Mujuru died on August 16, 2011 in a house fire at his farm in Beatrice. His wife Vice President Joice Mujuru is reported to have been away in Brazil on official

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Should Africa blame the West for its Problems?

How much should Africans blame the West and the East for that matter for their problems. Are our problems home grown or because of outside interference by foreign nations? Do our leaders really have

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Gukurahundi In Zimbabwe

GUKURAHUNDI IN ZIMBABWE JOSHUA NKOMO INTERVIEW FIFTH BRIGADE ATROCITIES IN ZIMBABWE I saw 5th Brigade ripping pregnant woman’s stomach: Minister A Report on the 1980s Disturbance in Matabeleland

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NoViolet Bulawayo: Caine Prize Winner

NOVIOLET BULAWAYO WINS THE CAINE PRIZE Zimbabwean Born Noviolet Bulawayo has won the Caine Prize for African Literature. Video Courtesy of CNN.COM

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie : The Danger of a Single Story

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE I first learned about her through a magazine article and decided to take some risk in reading her first book, Purple Hibiscus. I was familiar with famous Nigerian authors so

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“Haffajee does it for White Masters” Moyeni v. Haffajee

This article was originally published by The Sowetan and is the subject of controversy in South Africa. The Sowetan has since removed the article from their site. Please tell us what you think. Does Eric

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Wealth Gap in the US Widens; Blacks Hurt Most

Ever since the US Census Bureau and the Pew Research Center released this data it feels like a call to action. The recession has hit minorities and in particular black people the hardest. As Black people

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Profile: Aliko Dangote

THE WEALTHIEST BLACK MAN Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the founder of the Dangote Group, which he currently presides over as President and Chief Executive.Dangote is a graduate of Business Studies from the

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Death of a Pioneer: Lombuso Taongai

Former Premier League of Swaziland (PLS) Chief Operations Officer Lombuso Taongai has passed on after a short illness.Tongai became the first woman to head the PLS office in Swaziland about eight years

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