Category Archives for Africans With Global Voices

Shining City On A Hill: What Africa Can Learn

  I remember growing up and seeing images on tv about this place called the “Big Apple” with all its glitz and glamour and praying “Oh Lord please take me to America so I can see

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Africa Straight Up: True Stories of the African Continent

The Story of the African Continent has always been distorted to suit the needs of different people. For Europeans it was to justify their desire to colonize people who they described as savages and sub-human

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Our Hero: Thulani Madondo

Congratulations to Thulani Madondo who has been nominated as a CNN Hero for 2012. Madondo was nominated as a 2012 CNN Hero for his work with the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP), which provides meals for children,

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Vusi Mahlasela: Music for the People

TED.com describes Vusi Mahlasela as one who has dedicated his life to using music and words to inspire change. As a young boy in South Africa, he was routinely watched by the police because of his anti-apartheid

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Human Capital Loss: African Migration to the US

Black African immigrants are among the best-educated US immigrants. African immigrants are disproportionately admitted through the diversity program — which requires immigrants to have at least a high

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October is Black History Month in U.K.

Prior to the Journal of Negro History there was no body of work that captured the work of black people around the world. The first person to actually value and chronicle the contributions of black people

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Zuma : Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Jacob Zuma ousted Mbeki to assume his party’s leadership position at a time when the world was beginning to see the cracks in the party once known as the Peoples party. African National Congress (ANC)

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Ida Odinga: Fighting for Women’s Uhuru

Uhuru is a Kenyan/Swahili word that means freedom. Facts about Ida • Wife of Kenyan PM • Worked as a teacher for 20 years • First woman Managing Director equivalent to CEO of a major corporation;

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Malema using Marikana Massacre to spread influence

  In the law of unintended consequences Zuma’s missteps continues to strengthen Malema, Malema rises to the occasion to fine tune his message to the South African disenfranchised. The Police force

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Afrotechnopreneur Marieme Jamme Building Africa’s IT Landscape

  Senegalese  Marieme Jamme vision is in IT investment across African continent CEO of Spot One Global Solutions, assists foreign companies in entering African markets Mariéme worked as an asset

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Odetta Ntezicimpa: Empowering Migrants in New Zealand

  Odetta Ntezicimpa came to New Zealand in 1999 as a refugee from Burundi. At that time the country was far from being the melting pot as it is becoming. The first barrier that she encountered was

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African Technopreneur: Jason Njoku taking Nollywood Online

Piracy was always a problems for Nollywood filmmakers. There were many ‘hustlers’ in the diaspora who made their living off pirating movie and keeping all the profits. The business problem

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Olympic History: Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila the first Sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal at the Olympics in 1960 completing the marathon in 2:15:16.2. He went on to win the 1964 Tokyo Olympics as well. It was Rome 1960; the venue

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An introduction to American policy toward Africa

In the past American foreign policy largely ignored Africa as a place to be contained and more of a liability. Western powers in general were more focused on the Cold War and containing Soviet Union this

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The Decade of the Woman

    The African Union which declared the decade 2010-2020 the decade of the woman produced a publication in October 2010 “Walking the Talk” and Gender Equality. Now that we have

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Female Nigerian Billionaire: Folorunso Alakija

Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian Billionaire who shares the journey of her life on CNN’s African Voices. She was born July 15, 1951 and is a Nigerian Billionaire fashion-designer and Executive

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