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50 Cent Wants to Help Africa

Remember when rapper 50 Cent announced that he would try to provide 1 billion meals over the next five years to poor Africans? His strategy: make some money while “helping”…..

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Clooney in Africa

The media buzz (including blogging, tumbling and retweeting, as well as Facebooking) around Newsweek magazine’s ridiculous cover story of film actor George Clooney (title: “On the ground with a new kind…..

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'Haiti in Africa'

Sketch by the UK comedy sketch group, “The Unexpected Items,” filmed in front of the School of Oriental and African Studies (yes, that still what it’s called). H/T: Konwomyn.

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Blinded by Red Ribbons

And what has Mr. Bono been doing lately? Here he is, frolicking with a gala-flawless red satin ribbon. (Caption:”U2 front man, Bono, middle, poses with fellow band member, The Edge,…..

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'Enjoy Poverty': Interview with Renzo Martens

A still from “Episode 3” of Martens’ “Enjoy Poverty” Project. Joe Penney, Guest Blogger “It is now widely acknowledged that Africa, as an idea, a concept, has historically served, and…..

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Making A Difference in Africa

[vodpod id=Video.3188503&w=425&h=350&fv=] A scene from the new HBO series, “How to Make it in America,” about a group of (mainly male) friends trying to make it in New York City…..

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Playground Politics

From Funny or Die, the new HBO sketch comedy series. HT: Adam Esrig