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Oftentimes, Africa is stereotyped as being an homogenous region. This misconception is often due to the fact that our textbooks teach Africa's history after colonialism.
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Niger action 'could prevent disaster'

Niger action 'could prevent disaster' | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
British aid agencies working in Niger are warning of a food crisis after severe crop failures across the impoverished country.

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Al-Shabab forces lose Somali base

Al-Shabab forces lose Somali base | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
Ethiopian forces and pro-Somali government troops capture a major base from al-Shabab militants, residents say.

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The Other Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis in Global Land Use

The Other  Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis in Global Land Use | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it

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Great African Minds - Tech Week | See Africa Differently 2011

Great African Minds - Tech Week | See Africa Differently 2011 | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it

Africa is on the rise! It was once said that technology does not drive change, it enables it.


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Genocide survivor thrives in America - Charlotte Post

Genocide survivor thrives in America - Charlotte Post | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it

Genocide survivor thrives in AmericaCharlotte Postby Laurie D. Willis, For The Charlotte Post SALISBURY – In 1994 in Rwanda, a small east African country, 800000 Tutsi were massacred in what became known as the Rwandan Genocide.


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Rwanda Genocide

The Rwanda Genocide was one of worst genocides to occur in the 20th century. Taking place in 1994, hundreds of thousands of Tutsis (a Rwandan ethnic class) w...
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Rwanda genocide ministers jailed

Rwanda genocide ministers jailed | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
The UN's Rwanda war crimes tribunal convicts two former ministers on genocide charges, but acquits two others on lack of evidence.
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Sudan and South Sudan may slide back to war, world powers warn - CNN.com

Sudan and South Sudan may slide back to war, world powers warn - CNN.com | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
Sudan and South Sudan may be sliding back toward war, world powers are warning, amid reports that Sudan is bombing its newly independent neighbor.
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Somebody answer the phone

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Somebody answer the phone For so long SA has been leading Africa in all sectors. Over and above the history of Apartheid and the strife that brought SA stood shoulder above any other African country...
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Liberation and the looting of African land

Liberation and the looting of African land | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it

Despite decades of anti-colonial civilian resistance in Africa, a pernicious movement of land acquisition is overtaking he continent at a rate unprecedented since the conquests of the 19th Century. In a low profile manner, significantly more than 125 million acres of land—more than double the size of Britain—has been sold to wealthy investors or foreign governments since 2010. With China and India leading the list of national purchasers, and Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan amongst the leading multinational corporate plunderers, the countries most affected by recent sales include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. Oxfam International has reported that, in some cases, land has been sold for less than forty cents an acre.


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Out Of Africa: A Heritage Of Health - WBUR

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WBUROut Of Africa: A Heritage Of HealthWBURNot so a diet with African origins. Some of you may know what foods and traditional ways of eating stem from Africa and the African Diaspora, and eat those foods regularly.

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New Agriculturist: Country profile - Uganda

New Agriculturist: Country profile - Uganda | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
Once known as 'the pearl of Africa' Uganda has seen exploitation of its agricultural potential impeded by dictators and civil war. More recently, Uganda has made significant progress, becoming increasingly peaceful, stable and prosperous.

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'Land is becoming a scarce commodity' | Africa

'Land is becoming a scarce commodity' | Africa | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
The UN Committee on World Food Security on Friday adopted draft guidelines against land grabbing to better protect rural communities. DW spoke to the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter.

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Senegal proud of peaceful election

Senegal proud of peaceful election | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
Senegal's presidential election, which saw the incumbent step down peacefully, is greeted with a mixture of relief and national pride.

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New map overlays conflict, climate change and aid in Africa - SciDev.Net

New map overlays conflict, climate change and aid in Africa - SciDev.Net | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
An online mapping tool has been launched in Malawi that shows how conflict, climate change vulnerability and aid policy intersect.

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TED Talk: The danger of a single story

http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authen...

 

To gain a global perspective inherently requires understanding multiple perspectives.  Africa is frequently portrayed as 'the other' but also homogenized within a single narrative that 'flattens' truth.  How do we teach about other places that develop geographic empathy and show the many stories of places?  


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What will Africa look like in 2060?

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The AfDB's crystal-gazing reveals how crucial policy decisions must be taken now for the future health of the continent...

Events have a funny way of leapfrogging the futurologists. Many Tunisians, Egyptians and Libyans may have dreamt of freedom, but few of them saw the Arab Spring coming. A bullish new report by economists at the African Development Bank (AfDB), "Africa in 50 years' time", lays out the challenge that brave policy decisions taken now will determine the pace of Africa's progress.


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DRC: Millions miss out on basic education

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Access to basic education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains poor, with up to seven million children across the vast country out of school - despite a 2010 government decision to make primary education free.
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UNGEI - Rwanda - A brighter future for Rwanda’s girls

UNGEI - Rwanda - A brighter future for Rwanda’s girls | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it

On the outskirts of Rwanda’s capital, a UNICEF-supported child-friendly school is helping to transform the way girls access education.


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New Sudan clashes as battle rages after North attacks South oil fields  - Africa |nation.co.ke

South Sudan accuses Sudanese air force of escalating a series of aerial bombardments (RT @dailynation New #Sudan clashes as battle rages after North #attacks South #oil fields http://t.co/NPjkKKzm...)...
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Africa Unchained: Ecosystems interacting with other Ecosystems ...

Africa Unchained: Ecosystems interacting with other Ecosystems ... | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
...the overall difference in the structure of typical African economies, compared to the West, makes a big difference. The fewer resources available to regulatory and tax authorities and the smaller sizes of businesses jointly ...
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The White Savior Industrial Complex

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If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a minimum requirement.
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Africa Rising: How a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty

Africa Rising: How a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
The extraordinary story of how a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty.

Twenty men and women are taught new skills such as dam building, bricklaying, soil rotation, micro-banking or livestock rearing. The deal is that each of them has to pass their new-found knowledge on to 20 more people – their ‘followers’. Those ‘followers’ then pass it on to 20 more and so on. Within a short period, tens of thousands are now growing cash crops for the first time, digging irrigation systems and even building their own hospitals and schools.

 

- Good trick, if it lasts longer than, say, 2 years...

 


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Small scale seed producers trained

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"To be able to produce food for Africa and reduce importation of seed, seed companies need to stand up to the challenge and produce 10,000 tonnes of seed each. This could feed at least 600 million Africa," Ngongi said.

PASS director Joe DeVries said private sector seed companies have responded positively to the challenge to improve seed quality and increase quantity to reach as many smallholder farmers.

 


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New Agriculturist: Developments - Fighting poverty with heifers in Rwanda

New Agriculturist: Developments - Fighting poverty with heifers in Rwanda | Africa: It's NOT a Country! | Scoop.it
Send a Cow Rwanda's approach of providing families with quality livestock to supply milk, meat and manure has proved so successful that it has been adopted by the Rwandan Government.

 

- High quality livestock best to go to better'off farmers, and indigenous livestock, which require less inputs and care, go to the poorer. 


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