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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

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Something About Clean Water

A group of celebrities (among them Jessica Biel, Lupe Fiasco and Santigold) decided to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about the global clean water crisis. …..

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Africa at Sundance

There’s only film this year with an Africa-related theme in the official competition at the Sundance Film Festival: director Jennifer Arnold‘s documentary film, “A Small Act.” Then there’s a special…..

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Excerpts from author Alex Halperin’s contribution in the latest issue of lit magazine, “n+1″: The safer parts of Africa have become a workshop for high-concept philanthropy, wrapping adventurism in a…..

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Betting on Africa

These celebrities want to gamble and hang out. So they say they want to save Africans.