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Mon,06Jul2015

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Book review: A Man of Good Hope - Jonny Steinberg

A Man of Good Hope by award-winning South African author and academic Jonny Steinberg is the powerful true story of one man's refusal to be cowed by adversity.

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Music: I am a torchbearer for my culture

Photo©Guillaume Binet/MyopZabo delivers a message of unity to his country that will also have you out on the dancefloor grooving to his Malian Afrobeat.

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Nollywood: A house divided and standing

Image©Espanol/OnlygraficFor more than 20 years Nigerian film has been limited to the 'Nollywood' brand, but now a growing number of filmmakers are shaking off the tag.

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United Nations on racism and marginalisation against people of African descent

Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly’s sixty-ninth session. Photo©Africa Section/Paddy IlosThe transatlantic slave trade and colonialism led to the scattering of people of African descent throughout the world. They continue to be marginalised and discriminated against to this day. In an exclusive interview, the United Nations President of the 69thGeneral Assembly, Uganda's Sam Kutesa, explains why the global body is so concerned about discrimination against people of African descent and its recent decision to dedicate a whole decade to them. 2015-2024 is the International Decade for People of African Descent.

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Nigeria's stumbling blocks and stepping stones

Nigerian author and essayist, Igoni shares a thought-provoking conversation with a friend about the fate of his country on sidelines of the famous Lagos Afropolitan Vibes, which draws swarms of the city's yuppies to an unconventional venue that has now become the arts centre par excellence.

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Kenya: After the pain, the politics

Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan. Photo©Siegfried Modola for TARA survivor of the Eastleigh explosion of December 2012, the MP for Kamukunji, Yusuf Hassan, seeks solutions for the migration of youths from gangs to jihadism.

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A Chinese New Year in Africa

Photo©Fernando Lavoz/ Demotix/ CorbisAs China's presence in Africa swells, Chinese New Year celebrations on the continent are growing bigger and brighter.

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