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Burundian nurse cares, and is cared for, in Uganda

By Rocco Nuri, UNHCR, May 26, 2017 Bosco starts his daily work routine at eight o’clock. White lab coat on, he heads straight for the paediatric ward, where all the beds are occupied. Many children shiver with high fever under their...

Confused 5-Year-Old Wants to Know Where Barack Obama Went

By Alexia Fernandez, People, May 26, 2017 A five-year-old girl had some serious questions for her mother. In an adorable series of Instagram videos that her mother posted online, Taylor peppered her mom with questions about politics, beginning with, “Where did...

Meet Ugandan who writes jokes for Trevor Noah

DANILE K. KALINAKI in Nairobi http://www.africareview.com/ Joseph Opio has always been serious about comedy. So serious, in fact, that he walked away from a promising newspaper job in Kampala, borrowed a large sum of money, and went to the US...

South Africa – a Country Where Women and Children End Up As Grim Stats

By News24Wire, May, 25, 2017 Since the start of the year, a shocking number of women and children have been killed in South Africa - many of them at the hands of their boyfriends or men they knew. It is...

Africa – a young continent led by elderly presidents

by Teresa Chirwa-Ndanga, CNBC Africa,  America (as the beacon of democracy) has in the recent campaign trail arguably resembled African politics in some ways. The 2016 campaign for the US presidency was what many would call ‘brutal’, and I argue...

The Forgotten Jews of Sudan Even Researchers Haven’t Heard Of

Of all the Jewish communities living in Arab and Muslim states prior to the formation of Israel, the smallest was undoubtedly the 1,000 or so Jews who lived in Sudan. One octogenarian is desperate to preserve their history. Ofer Aderet http://www.haaretz.com Yehoshua...

Sudanese Jews recall long-lost world with nostalgia

http://www.news24.com/ Tel Aviv - Lily Ben-David gets emotional when she talks about her childhood in Sudan. She still dreams of her school, the courtyard, the balcony and frolicking on the banks of the Blue Nile, even though it has been more...

You’ve Got Democracy But It’s Flawed, The Economist Tells South Africa

SA drops 2 places to 39 on the democracy index. Lameez Omarjee, Huffington Post, South Africa dropped two places in its ranking on The Economist's latest democracy index. The country, classified as a "flawed democracy", now ranks 39. A flawed democracy is a...

Southern Africa Church to celebrate St. Bakhita Day

Fr. Paul Samasumo, Vatican Radio, The Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa says he is happy the Bishops of Southern Africa have proclaimed special activities to mark the feast of St. Bakhita. The Church in South Africa plans to celebrate Saint...

Making Italy Great Again: Mussolini’s conquest of Ethiopia

In Mussolini’s conquest of Ethiopia, Italians saw a chance to strengthen their national character and improve their international standing. By Ruth Ben-Ghiat http://www.slate.com Excerpted from Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945 by Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Published by the University of California Press. This article supplements...

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Escape at dawn: running away from child marriage and FGM in...

By UNFPA, 09/06/2017 NAIKARRA, Kenya – “I woke up one morning, and my father told me that we were poor and needed money,” said Faith, describing the...

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