Mauritania-Senegal: A bitter past and hunger strikes

Mauritanian refugees who have been on hunger strike since June 19 in Dakar, Senegal saw a light at the end of the tunnel this week.

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Today's Qatar forged by gas exports

Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani has become the unlikely apostle of Arab democracy from the Maghreb to Syria, but Qatar's emergence would not have happened without a coup d'état.

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Dak'Art meets the Arab Spring

Africa's premier art biennale kicked off on 11 May in Dakar, bringing together artists inspired by the upsurge in people power sparked by the Arab Spring and other citizen-led protests.

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Dak'Art meets the Arab Spring

Katia Kameli’s video (Untitled) was shot in Algiers during the Arab Spring and questions women’s ability to be heard in the Arab world/Photo/KATIA KAMELIAfrica's premier art biennale brought together artists inspired by the upsurge in people power sparked by the Arab Spring and other

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11 found dead in Ethiopian container

Map of EthiopiaAt least 11 people were found dead in a container trucker in Ethiopia on Sunday and are suspected to be victims of human trafficking.

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Tunisia can again be Arab Spring pioneer with elections - UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief today called on Tunisia, the first country to free itself from entrenched regimes during the Arab Spring movement, to once again pioneer the path forward to full democracy when it holds elections for a constituent assembly this Sunday.

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Hannibal's wife, Adolf Gaddafi and a NATO Coup

Libya's new face is Ethiopian ― the sad face of an Ethiopian nanny, Shwygar Mullah, whose discoloured and peeled skin barely hangs to her scalp and bones after having been boiled alive by a woman whose predator instincts are as developed as the presumed wife of Hannibal Lector. Gab? No! Her husband's name is Hannibal. Hannibal Gaddafi. A first name that evokes televisual horror. And a last name that is a constant reminder of a raving madman with money, lots of money, and who single-handedly made a muppet show of international diplomacy.

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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."

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The Arab Spring, Islamists and North African Women

The popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt appear to have set the stage for a wave of women’s activism in Africa, with a fresh demand for freedom and dignity.

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Egypt-Palestine: Looking after the neighbourhood

Egypt’s transitional government – and any that follow – will pay more attention to the political situation in the Middle East

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