Category Archives: Politics and News

Media Activists in Rwanda

Sixteen years after the Rwandan genocide, the country has made immense progress in areas of economic development and increased political stability.  Per capita gross domestic product has nearly tripled, national health insurance has been implemented, education access has improved, there … Continue reading

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Life at the Bottom

So the UN has published their list of the healthy and happiest places to live and Norway has topped the list again. Personally, Norway is a place that I would see as too cold to actually be “Perfect” but to … Continue reading

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Boycotting Conflict Minerals?

In Adam Hochschild’s excerpt entitled “The Blood Diamond Myth”, the acclaimed historian and author is doubtful that the boycotting of ‘blood minerals’ from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) would improve the situation for the Congolese people. His reasons … Continue reading

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

On Monday night, I attended a viewing of the documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell.  The movie, which won Best Documentary at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, is an emotional and empowering piece about the Liberian civil war and … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Nigerian Facts

The Atlanta Post did a list of 10 Things You Could Learn from a Nigerian that provided highlights of some the great achievements and accomplishments of Nigerians. This includes owning Gatwick Airport in the UK and the successful career of … Continue reading

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Half a Century of Independence for The Democratic Republic of the Congo

International news website France24 hosted a discussion about The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 50 years of independence. What have the last 50 years looked like and what does the future hold for this country of 70 million? Participating in … Continue reading

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Chinua Achebe to Receive Gish Award

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has been selected to receive the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish award, which recognizes artists who have made a major impact in their field.  Achebe will be presented with this award on October 27 during … Continue reading

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