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South Africa is Africa's most miserable country

South Africa is facing a myriad of challenges. The country is facing its worst drought in decades leading to hike in food prices, and several jobs …

Black German woman learns a shocking family secret: Her grandfather was a Nazi

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Jennifer Teege thought she knew the hard truths of her life: that her German mother left her in the care of nuns when she was 4 weeks old, and that her biological father was Nigerian, making her the only black child in her Munich neighborhood.<p>But the hardest truth came to her years …

Empathy

Ancient Code

the very structure of our dna (double helix)may allow 'e.t.'s to transmit information through some sort of electro-magnetic means through our …

South Africa is a 'less equal place' now than under apartheid, author says

One of the most useful books I read on South Africa before heading there was "After Freedom: The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa" by Katherine S. Newman and Ariane De Lannoy. It’s an ethnographic account of seven young South Africans whose lives illustrate the …

GOP Lawmakers Seek to End Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines

American tax dollars should not subsidize the purchase of Russian rocket engines because the sales help enrich the friends of President Vladimir …

West-wary Iran deepens China ties as sanctions end

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has praised China for standing by Tehran while it was under international sanctions, saying the Islamic Republic never trusted the West.<p>Khamenei's comments on Saturday came as the two countries agreed to increase bilateral trade to $600bn over the next …

Wake up, Britain. Should the empire really be a source of pride?

<b>The fact that so many people say yes reveals our collective amnesia about the manmade famines, slave trading and daily violence of our imperial …

One of Africa's most promising economies is facing a fundamental problem

A January 11 Bloomberg News story hints at a huge problem the country might be facing moving forward.<p>According to Bloomberg, the Ethiopian government canceled a 2010 lease that Karuturi, an India-based agricultural company, had taken out on 100,000 acres of farmland.<p>Despite making an over $100 …

Learning about Africa: Why They Will Never Shut Down Eritreans

| 1,764 | | Commission of Inquiry, Eritrea, Human Rights, neo-colonialism, sanctions<p>By <b>Beaton Galafa</b>,<p>Africans have been exposed to the same …

Ancient religious sites discovered in Ethiopia

The Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is the cradle of the country's religious history-including the beginnings of Christianity and Islam.

Ethiopia

Diversity could be the making of Europe - let's talk about it

<b>Refugees are transforming the cultural mix of our societies. We need new ways to confront our fears</b><p>Natalie Nougayrède<p>If Europe's big test in 2015 was …

Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

Public Health

Rwanda's Not-So-Improbable Ambition To Be A Startup Hub of Africa

It's an odd feeling to come from California, one of the world's most prodigious economies where the infrastructure and public systems are …

The roots of European racism lie in the slave trade, colonialism – and Edward Long | David Olusoga

Ideas of Africans as inferior, backwards and barbaric can be traced back to those justifying slavery in the 18th century. And the stereotypes still cast a shadow over the continent<p>There is a view that discussions about modern Africa should be forward-looking. They should be about trade, …

Colonialism

The Gullah Geechee's fight against 'cultural genocide' | Racism

The cicadas' song is rising with the midday heat, and Queen Quet Marquetta Goodwine flits from one canopy tent to the next. The fish fry is well under way. There are guests to greet, conversations to be had, and help to offer.<p>Tall, with a head crowned with cowry shells and robes that flow to the …

Opinion: African migrants -payback time?

Just like Europeans migrated overseas in the past and so are Africans migrating to Europe. In this guest commentary the head of the UN Economic …

Redirecting...

Scientists turn off ageing process in worms

Researchers have discovered how to turn off genes behind the ageing process in worms, according to a report.<p>Humans have the same “genetic switch”, …

These Superhumans Are Real and Their DNA Could Be Worth Billions

Steven Pete can put his hand on a hot stove or step on a piece of glass and not feel a thing, all because of a quirk in his genes. Only a few dozen …

FDA

You Need Africa More Than Africa Needs You

5 things we can learn from Africa.I am not an expert on Africa.I have only encountered up close about 20 percent of the massive and diverse …

Africans Push Back Against Western Media's Images of Suffering Continent

When most people in the West think of Africa, the first images that come to mind are starving children, wars and disease, not modern stadiums, …

The challenge — and opportunity — of powering Sub-Saharan Africa

July 9, 2015 — Across sub-Saharan Africa, 620 million people — 60 percent of the region’s population — lack access to electricity, according to the …

Renewable energy: Africa’s billions might be buried forever

<b>Energy, clean energy has just reached Bamdzeng and Kingomen villages in the North West of Cameroon and the lives of the villagers might never be the</b> …

US-Africa Relations: Arms and the Strongman

The US has a history of supporting oppressive regimes under the ostensible cover of providing “stability”.The article US-Africa Relations: Arms and …

My 25 years as a prostitute

<b>Brenda Myers-Powell was just a child when she became a prostitute in the early 1970s. Here she describes how she was pulled into working on the streets and why, three decades later, she devoted her life to making sure other girls don't fall into the same trap. Some people will find Brenda's account</b> …

Cameroon trains new generation of clean energy entrepreneurs

Universities are training solar technicians and others to start new businesses that will provide power and jobs<p>YAOUNDE, June 25 (Thomson Reuters …