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    7 Top Reasons Why Africa Is Still Poor, 2017

    7 Top Reasons Why Africa Is Still Poor, 2017

    “While $134B flows in each year, predominantly in the form of loans, foreign investment and aid; $192B is taken out, mainly in profits made by foreign companies, tax evasion and the costs of adapting to climate change." - Health Poverty Action.

      What Africans Miss When They Go to the Diaspora

      Even if you spend years overseas, one or two things will always remind you of Africa. You will miss home and you will run or wish to unburden your tired wrinkled life with the motherland's magical beauty

        Instagram Models: This is How Top East African Socialites Make Money

        Constantly on magazine pages, gossip tabloids and blogs for their racy and outrageous lifestyle. They travel and flaunt their lavish life, with no particular job or source of money.

          Migrant Slave Trade In Modern-day Libya – U.N. Agency Says

          Growing numbers of African migrants passing through Libya are traded in what they call slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation, the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday.

            The Happiest Countries in Africa, 2017

            Compiled below are the ten happiest countries in Africa, according to the World Happiness Report 2017.

              Internet Falls in Love with Traditional Rwandan Amasunzu Hairstyle

              The name of this eye-catching traditional hairstyle is called the Amasunzu. Getting it requires a barber with skills and accuracy level of a god.

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              Fact or fiction? When it matters and when not

              Fact or fiction? When it matters and when not

              When the facts are too hard for us to bare, fiction may provide us with a comfortable alternative reality. And yet there are circumstances where both fact nor fiction matters. Because they are both besides the point…

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              A true story: the colour of my skin

              We tend to believe that we live in ‘free’, ‘open’ and ‘multi-cultural’ societies, but racism is a deeply rooted evil, that lingers on and unless we are confronted with it, we may have no way of knowing it still exists...

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              Fact or fiction? When it matters and when not

              When the facts are too hard for us to bare, fiction may provide us with a comfortable alternative reality. And yet there are circumstances where both fact nor fiction matters. Because they are both besides the point…

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              Are the Qaddafis Reconquering Libya Anew?

              As of today, no one believes that the present warring lords will lay down arms and form a government of coalition because their political egos are more important for them than the wellbeing of the country.

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              The Legacy of a Heroine Par Excellence, Mary Brownell

              The accuracy of our history would be questioned if an entire chapter or more is not apportioned to vividly account for Mother Mary Brownell's outstanding legacy.

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              Reinstating 'the draft'

              'The draft’ is a term that is associated with military service. It is a controversial topic if we only look at it from this military perspective. Other forms of draft may be of interest to explore and weigh as means to re-engineer our societies.

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              The value and merits of 'junk'

              Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has downgraded South Africa's rating to 'junk' status, as the country's currency continued to slide following a major cabinet reshuffle. Let's discuss the value and merits of being labeled 'junk'.

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              5 Handbag Brands That Hail From Africa

              There is a myriad of handbag brands out there. These are just a few from Africa.

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              The State vs. God

              Freedom of religion means freedom to hold an opinion or belief, but not to take action in violation of social duties or subversive to good order. A short story on the freedom of religion from a historical perspective combined with 2 recent examples.

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              Keybone | Going Pro, Vol.1

              Ikenna Okeh, UbuntuFM community contributor recently interviewed Keybone, an independent Rap & Hip-Hop artist from Nigeria, on his debut album titled: Going Pro, Volume 1. (self-)conscious African Hip-Hop music!

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              The Key to Ending Ivory Trade is not Bans, but Increase in Supply of Ivory in the Market

              Ivory is a luxury product where the smaller the supply and the higher the price, the more rich people will want these rare specimen to show off how rich they are.

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              The Rampaging Scourge Called Suicide – Nigeria

              We are no longer battling with acts of terrorism, and killer herdsmen- committing suicide has become a daily occurrence.

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              Shark Tank - The Stocks Have to Change

              When the profits are privatized and the losses are socialized, you should know something is wrong. A short story on how financial and stock markets evolved and derailed.

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              The Emperor's Speech

              This story recounts the attempts of one mortal man and humanity at large to establish everlasting peace instead of waging perpetual war. A struggle of good over evil.

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              African Taboos and Environmental Conservation

              Finally, to my fellow countrymen, let’s go back to our roots. Let us be proud of our African culture as we celebrate with joy its fruits.

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              Slavery, A Chronology

              Slavery, a painful and shameful part of human history. One might argue it was never abolished but merely transformed and extended to include all the colours.

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