Africa

Chinua Achebe (pictured) — perhaps the most-influential voice in the history of African literature — died after a short illness, robbing the world of a…

As a 12-year-old girl emigrating to America from Ghana, Sandra Appiah’s (pictured) background was certainly vulnerable  to xenophobia. And when she began high school, such…

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knows how to get her party on. Clinton was captured on camera dancing during her trip to South Africa. She’s in Africa on a seven-nation tour, to promote the United States as an alternative to China’s growing economic and political influence in the region.

Oil has been found in Ghana, enough to turn the African country into one of the biggest players in natural resources along side Saudi Arabia and the USA. GBC reports: Today marked an important day in the annals of Ghana as it pours its first barrels of oil from the Jubilee wells. Ghana is said […]

Akon has announced the launch of a new foundation to help serve under privileged children in Africa.

It’s difficult to quantify the scourge of land mines in Africa. Experts are reluctant to give statistics, but it’s safe to say there are single countries hosting millions of them. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says land mines and related devices were responsible for 73,576 casualties worldwide from 1999 to 2009. Campaign data from […]

A South African ballet dancer from a poor township outside Cape Town has been given the chance to train in the United States — all because of a documentary film, and an email from a caring viewer. “Ghetto Ballet” is a documentary that chronicles the lives of four young ballet dancers living in one of […]

Africa  1500 – 1860 juju (from the African Hausa language) – an object used as a fetish, a charm or an amulet in West Africa, or the supernatural power ascribed to such an object. Africa is the second largest continent on Earth.  Africans account for over 12% of the world’s population, are distributed among 54 […]

Africa  1500 – 1860 juju (from the African Hausa language) – an object used as a fetish, a charm or an amulet in West Africa, or the supernatural power ascribed to such an object. Africa is the second largest continent on Earth.  Africans account for over 12% of the world’s population, are distributed among 54 […]

Via NewsOne.com Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is offering free land to displaced Haitians who want to “return to their origins” in Africa: He stressed that Wade had insisted that if a region is handed over it should be in a fertile area – not in the country’s parched deserts. The president is offering voluntary repatriation […]

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