Post Tagged with: "Africa"

by / on March 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm / in Africa, Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists, World

West Africa’s Prophet Problem

by March 7′s Wall Street Journal included  a rather unusual headline – “Heavenly Currency Intervention Is Sought“. If one were to read the article, it would reveal that some in Ghana have taken to the equally unusual measure of praying for the country’s currency, the Cedi, to stop falling in value. “I command the resurrection of the cedi – in the name […]

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by / on February 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm / in Africa, Blast from the Past, Culture, Uncategorized, World

Made in the U.S.A

The national government is not the only body at fault in this situation, however: American anti-gay groups and gay advocacy groups in Uganda have encouraged continued debate on homosexuality, carrying their proxy battle into the legislature and affecting the life of Uganda’s gay population.

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 1:15 am / in Africa, World

There’s Something About Mali

by In January 2012, conflict erupted in northern Mali as an influx of arms from Libya, economic discontent, and longstanding tension between Malian Tuaregs and the rest of Malian society converged. The Malian army attempted to stabilize the rapidly escalating violence, but they were too few, untrained, and poorly equipped, and the lack of order devolved into fierce war between […]

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by / on October 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm / in Opinion, Uncategorized, World

Bringing Everyone to the Table

Until the world accepts this – that separatist movements exist for a reason and solutions need to include them – peace in Mali is looking increasingly like a mirage.

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by / on June 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm / in Opinion, World

Solutions for Darfur: Can We Diverge Politics from Justice?

If we are to seek an effective international solution, we need the cooperation of states. And although these states have different political agendas, it is only through their agreement that we can create a more effective solution for the crimes in Darfur.

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by / on November 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Kenya Hear Me

It’s 4:30 am in Kibera, and a train had fallen off the tracks.

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by / on October 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Left High and Dry

Kenya’s state politics of distraction and marginalization

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:07 am / in Africa, Asia, Issue, Main Menu, World

Bye Bye Beijing

China’s recent activity in Africa goes beyond the mere muscle-flexing and oil-grabbing tendencies of an emerging global power. In the last five years, media reports of China’s growing presence in Africa have increasingly reinforced and intensified Western fears of an unrestrainable imperialist state. Articles brandishing headlines such as “China’s Economic Invasion of Africa” and “Africa: China’s New Backyard” depict Africa as the victim of China’s rapacious neo-imperialism.

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:04 am / in Africa, Cover Story, Issue, Main Menu, World

27 Million Bound

by In July 2009, President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to sub-Saharan Africa and took his wife and daughters to the Cape Coast Castle, a ghostly whitewashed fort in Ghana that was used to hold and ship Africans to the Americas during the time of the Atlantic slave trade. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Obama compared visiting […]

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by / on May 2, 2007 at 8:56 pm / in Africa, Issue, Main Menu, World

Empowe(Red)

“I don’t drink Starbucks.” That used to be my mantra. They had destroyed Spinelli’s and were squeezing Martha’s, and I did not appreciate it. It wasn’t that I did not love their orange-mocha frappuccinos (I did), but I felt like buying their coffee would be an unforgivable breach of my ethical codes.

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