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Rooting around in the past: African heritage tourism gains strength

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity" says Ade Akinboyewa of the television serialisation of Arthur Haley's 1976 best-selling novel Roots. As a young black boy growing up in the white suburbs of South London he had never really thought deeply about slavery and how it had shaped him. "For the first time something that had always been opaque and unspoken was suddenly made real."

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2011 18:40

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The Social Network war in Africa is on

As Google launches its new social network service « Google+ », now available to the public without invitations, facebook is trying to remain the leader by looking at emerging countries. With over 700 million regular users in the world, but barely 3 million in Nigeria, facebook knows it can now only grow where the internet is not yet easily accessible.

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Ethiopian company hits US$1.2 billion in gold

An Ethiopian company says it has discovered gold deposits worth US$1.2 billion in major boost for the country’s mining industry.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 18:24

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South Sudan: Peace, Power and Pipelines

In his latest editorial, Patrick Smith writes that there has been a baptism of blood for the new state of South Sudan as it celebrates independence on 9 July.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:50

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Is Google good for Africa?

Photo©FOTOLIA/ ILLUSTRATION©MEHDI BENYEZZARWith an eye on its future profits, Google is investing millions to enable an army of tech-savvy young Africans to build the web from the bottom up and put their continent on the global information map

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Ethiopia to launch wind farm amid mega hydro power plan

Ethiopia is due to launch its first ever wind farm next month. Upon completion, the farm is expected to generate 120 MW of power from wind.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2012 13:09

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