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Shake the Dust: How Break Dancing Unites the World

Shake the Dust is a documentary film directed by journalist Adam Sjöberg, and produced by American rapper and producer Nasir “Nas” Jones. The movie is a showcase of the break…..

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Morocco joins the miniskirt wars: #mettre_une_robe_nest_pas_un_crime

On June 14, Sanae and Siham, 23 and 29 years old respectively, identified as students and professional hair stylists, went to shop in Inezgane, south of Agadir, on the southern…..

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Chile’s Copa América – Can Football Still be Political?

Copa América, the South American football championship, is over and, for the first time ever, Chile are the champions. To lift their first-ever piece of silverware, Chile, who also hosted…..

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“Liniersgate” – Is This Cartoon Wrong?

The image that you see above was circulated often on social media last week after the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all of the 50 states of…..

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No country for widows

Massacres happen fast and slow. Ask the survivors and their survivors. Last week, Jacob Zuma finally shared his version of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, aka the Farlam Commission after…..

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Issa Hayatou: Most Valuable Player?

Every so often efforts are made to justify the world’s obsession with football by casting it as an engine for social development. Football is touted as having the potential to…..

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Weekend Music Break No.79

An abbreviated music break for the weekend of July 4th, 2015: Joey B and the Akwaaba Sound System do an impressive live interpretation of his international hit “Tonga”; Blitz the…..

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Africa is a Radio: Season 2, Episode 5

Discussion on this episode of Africa is a Radio features a report back from Sean Jacobs on his recent trip home to Cape Town, a discussion on Kagame’s Rwanda and…..

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No country for widows

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Durban Pride 2015: What Does Democracy Feel Like?

Taking the microphone at Durban Pride, Foundation for Human Rights LGBTI Coordinator Virginia Magwaza shouted a question to the two hundred or so participants who had initially gathered at the…..

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Video: These are the Parents from Ayotzinapa

Yesterday, three of the parents of the 43 abducted students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who spent over a month touring the United States raising awareness over their plight, were detained by the Mexican authorities……

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Teca #4: Pura Música in San José, Costa Rica

Welcome back to Teca, Latin America is a Country’s own jukebox, where we’ll introduce you to some of the coolest, hippest, most recent music from cities around Latin America. Brought to you…..

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Issa Hayatou: Most Valuable Player?

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Are corrupt Africans really ruining FIFA?

We all know, thanks to the English FA chairman Greg Dyke and many other bigoted media commentators, that corruption at FIFA is caused by small African nations where greed is…..

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Here are our Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Awards

That was AFCON 2015. It was like 1992 all over again. The Ivorians are African champions after a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out, and a Black Stars side led by an outstanding Number 10…..