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Monday, July 9th, 2012

Tell NPR There Are Women in Botswana

National Public Radio featured a piece this morning entitled “Botswana’s ‘Stunning Achievement’ Against AIDS.” The article reported Botswana’s very high rate of HIV and, equally, its remarkably thorough and effective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Here’s an example of the success of the government’s response: “Transmission of HIV from infected mothers to their fetuses and

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Lucy Liu’s Safari

At the moment when Africa is once again reduced to a cesspool of panga-slashing child soldiers and the abode of the world’s most dangerous man, a vanity piece on where Lucy Liu goes when she wants to...

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Hugh Masekela’s football skills

This is a music break with a football reference in there. In 1984 Hugh Masekela’s single “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” (off the album “Techno Bush”) reached number two for two weeks on the dance charts. The...

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

‘Africa’s burgeoning middle class’

At least 313 million Africans–that’s one in three Africans–can be defined as middle class, according to the African Development Bank. If you earn between $2 and $20 a day , working in “salaried jobs or own small...

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Mad Max in Botswana

We already know they can play. Now there’s evidence of heavy metal fashion in Botswana, an anomaly–according to photographer Frank Marshall– in Southern Africa’s mainly white metal scene. More here and here.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

International Death Metal Month

I won’t know the difference between heavy metal and death metal. But I had to post this link to a video of Botswana death metal band Wrust, on All Metal Resource. Via Ethan Zuckerman

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