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I was not born for one corner of the universe, the whole world is my country.
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« Ceux qui sont maîtres du présent, pourquoi ne seraient-ils pas maîtres du passé ? » G. Orwell

« Ceux qui sont maîtres du présent, pourquoi ne seraient-ils pas maîtres du passé ? » G. Orwell | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
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"Quand l’histoire épouse le discours du vainqueur, recouvrant et noyant toutes les luttes passées dans un manichéisme qui dissout les vrais enjeux, le présent s’impose comme inéluctable fatalité.

L’avenir des sociétés humaines dépend donc de leur capa-cité à reprendre ce passé des mains froides de leurs maîtres actuels.

Des voix se sont perdues : il faut tenter de leur redonner vie, retrouver la trace vivante de ce relais de révolte, qui traverse les temps - et tenter de la restituer, comme un passage de témoin."

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Makeba: Africa’s first global celebrity - The Star | IOL.co.za

Makeba: Africa’s first global celebrity - The Star | IOL.co.za | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
RT @TheStar_news: Makeba: Africa's first global celebrity http://t.co/kCoAYuadM0
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In Brazil, a Mix of Racial Openness and Exclusion

In Brazil, a Mix of Racial Openness and Exclusion | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
In Brazil, a Mix of Racial Openness and Exclusion
AFRICANGLOBE - Many Brazilians cast their country as racial democracy where people of different groups long have intermarried, resulting in a large mixed-race population.
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Does Zimbabwe’s new Constitution live up to women’s aspirations?

Does Zimbabwe’s new Constitution live up to women’s aspirations? | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
This weekend, Zimbabwe held a Constitutional referendum. And so Zimbabwe enjoyed yet another 15 seconds of international press attention. Turnout was reported as low. The public was as apathetic, uninformed, and/or disinterested.
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A l'occasion de la sortie en salles du film Free Angela and all political prisoners, l'Université Sorbonne Nouvelle accueillait Angela Davis pour une conférence exceptionnelle le 18 Mars 2013.

A l'occasion de la sortie en salles du film Free Angela and all political prisoners, l'Université Sorbonne Nouvelle accueillait Angela Davis pour une conférence exceptionnelle le 18 Mars 2013. | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it

Angela Davis - Conférence à la Sorbonne Nouvelle

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Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’: The Youth Will Decide | Think Africa Press

Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’: The Youth Will Decide | Think Africa Press | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
Africa is said to be reaching a demographic Goldilocks moment. Could this youth bulge lead to an African Spring?
http://t.co/rnitIG5AcV via @ThinkAfricaFeed
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AACR Mourns Loss of Zora Brown: Prominent Cancer Research Advocate, Champion of Breast Cancer Awareness Among African-Americans

AACR Mourns Loss of Zora Brown: Prominent Cancer Research Advocate, Champion of Breast Cancer Awareness Among African-Americans | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is deeply saddened by the loss of Zora Brown, a trustee for the AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer, a breast and ovarian cancer survivor and a pioneering advocate...

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STEALING AFRICA: How much profit is fair?

Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians. Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed. Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.

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My Library: AIN'T I A WOMAN : black women and feminism - Bell ...

My Library: AIN'T I A WOMAN : black women and feminism - Bell ... | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it

Essai de Bell Hooks qui retrace l'histoire des Afro-Américaines et l'émergence du Black Feminism.

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Le Dessous des Cartes - Les mémoires du racisme

Le dessous des cartes s'interroge sur la persistance du racisme et attaque les idées reçues. 

 

Encore aujourd'hui, la croyance selon laquelle l'humanité serait divisée en races, et que certaines d'entre elles seraient inférieures aux autres, est à l'origine de nombreuses tensions et discriminations. De la traite noire à l'apartheid en passant par les théories scientifiques du XVIIIe siècle, Le dessous des cartes s'interroge sur la persistance du racisme et attaque les idées reçues de cette construction culturelle et politique.

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How France lives off Africa with the Colonial Pact - Opinion - This Is Africa

Africa for a new generation (How France lives off Africa with the colonial pact http://t.co/jiprqF8k8w)
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Professor Michelle Alexander discusses the systematic incarceration of African American males and how it authorizes discrimination after their release. This ...
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'Africa's tallest building' set for $10 billion tech city

'Africa's tallest building' set for $10 billion tech city | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
A $10 billion high-tech hub in Ghana could become home to Africa's tallest building, and bring global IT firms to the country. (How about that 'Africa's tallest building' planned: A $10 billion high-tech hub in Ghana could become home to ...
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The Case for African History Month

The Case for African History Month | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
The Case for African History Month
AFRICANGLOBE - During the 17th and 18th centuries, history was written by the Europeans that was mostly, distortions and misconceptions in order to justify and maintained their world dominance.
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Mali: France hosts 'post-war' talks

Mali: France hosts 'post-war' talks | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
France is hosting talks on Mali's post-war development, two months after sending troops to battle Islamist militants in northern Mali.
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Boko Haram's grip on Maiduguri

Boko Haram's grip on Maiduguri | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
Newsnight sent a reporter with a concealed camera to find out what life is like in the Nigerian city where a campaign of violence is being waged by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Arte Le dessous des cartes - Exhibitions ou l'invention du sauvage

La video a été supprimée. Voici un autre lien https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htBfuZ5JlyE

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How does it feel to be an African asylum seeker in Europe – Africa is ...

How does it feel to be an African asylum seeker in Europe – Africa is ... | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
“Bon voyage” (“Have a nice trip”), a Swiss animated short movie by Fabio Friedli, seeks to convey how it feels to be an African asylum seeker in Switzerland, and it does so by capturing the experience in the simplest manner, ...
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Femmes afro-brésiliennes, cheveux crépus et conscience noire · Global Voices en Français

Femmes afro-brésiliennes, cheveux crépus et conscience noire · Global Voices en Français | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
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Après 15 ans de combat, la maison des Babayagas a ouvert ses portes

Vingt-et-une colocataires âgées de 60 à 80 ans, installées dans des studios individuels au coeur d'un seul et même bâtiment... La structure, unique en son genre, va permettre à des femmes attachées à leur indépendance de "vieillir ensemble", "en toute liberté", explique Thérèse Clerc, fondatrice du projet.

 

 

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"Elles font tourner le monde" sur France 5, mardi 5 mars à 20h40

"Elles font tourner le monde" sur France 5, mardi 5 mars à 20h40 | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it

Depuis 40 ans, les femmes ont investi le salariat. Bousculant traditions et normes, elles apportent cette idée neuve de la conciliation entre travail et  vie, travail et famille. Où en sommes-nous aujourd'hui ? En suivant 9 femmes à travers le monde, le film montre le chemin parcouru mais aussi les résistances et les blocages.

 

 

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89 kilo cake for Mugabe's 89th birthday bash

President Mugabe used the celebrations, broadcast live on national television, to shower him with gifts and praises.

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The police have also launched a crackdown against non government organisations that are accused of distributing cheap hand cranked and solar powered radios to villagers to listen to radio stations run by exiled Zimbabwean journalists.

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AFRICA BY THE AFRICANS:
Young Tastemakers Aim to Challenge Stereotypes

AFRICA BY THE AFRICANS:<br/>Young Tastemakers Aim to Challenge Stereotypes | Afropolitaine | Scoop.it
The stereotypes about Africa/Africans are too many to list here. They’re mostly negative, myopic depictions that focus on war, famine, abject poverty, disease, and corruption.
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