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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 fantasy of a one term president in Africa

Antoinette H. Condobrey

I’ve been wondering if those declaring Ghana’s President Mills a one term president even before the end of his first term in office absolutely believe what they are saying or whether their comments are more of wishes.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2011 18:12

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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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After South Sudan, should Somaliland be Africa's next new state?

Somaliland has been seeking international recognition since it declared independence from war-torn Somalia in 1991. After the independence of South Sudan on 9 July, Somaliland's  government would like it to be Africa's 55th country. Join in the debate.     

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 16:39

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Is microfinance working in South Africa?

In an investigation into one microfinance recipient in South Africa, Khadija Sharife asks whether microfinance is helping families out of poverty or merely plunging them into debt    


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2011 10:10

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Should the African Union end cooperation with the ICC?

A campaign backed by the governments of Sudan and Kenya is calling for African states to break off relations with the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Join in the debate.      

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 18:26

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