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Europa and the rest of us

Patrick Smith

Photo©Yorgos Karahalis/AP/SIPA The countries that balkanised Africa are struggling to keep their own union together.

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The power of Africa's civil society

Kingsley Ighobor

Nobel Peace Prize winners Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, left, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, right. Photo©John McConnico/AP/SIPAA Liberian women's peace movement led by 31-year-old Leymah Gbowee did something extraordinary in July 2003 to force Liberian warlords to sign a peace agreement that ended 10 years of a bloody civil war.

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A sporting chance at the Olympics

Josef-Israel

The International Olympic Committee has handpicked 10 refugees to compete at the ongoing Rio Olympics, identified as stateless to highlight the global migrant crisis, with an estimated 65.3 million refugees and displaced people.

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Mauritania's time to right a wrong

Abda Wone

That Mauritania is an Arab country is a cultural and geographical fact that none can deny. That Mauritania is also a sub-Saharan African country with a negro-African culture is also a fact no one can deny.

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The making of the Orlando massacre

Omar Candelario, left, Luis Angel Candelario, right, say their last farewell to their brother Angel Candelario Padro, a 28-year-old nurse and National Guard member, as they embrace with their uncle Efrain Padro, center, at the Guanica municipal cemetery in Puerto Rico, Saturday, June 18, 2016. Photo©Carlos Giusti AP/SIPAIn the early hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, the world woke up to the gruesome news of the worst mass shooting in US history. A lone gunman walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando killing 49 people and injuring 53 more. He himself was shot and killed by a rescue SWAT team.

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A good coat, because winters are cold

Plastic waste rushed down KwaZulu-Natal's rivers and out to sea. When Citigroup talked of the 100 trillion in stranded fossil fuel assets that they feared from a "successful" Paris negotiation in August 2015, the poor were busy adapting to fossil fuels, their by-products, and climate change with a mountain of stranded plastic.

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