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Archive August 2009

Morocco: The return of young migrants

Aug31

For migrants in Moroccan families, holydays are a temporary period when their sons come back to the native country. But a growing number of young people, especially of second or third generation and graduates, decides to settle down definitively in the country where their parents and grand parents are born.

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Emmanuel Jal: the music of a war child

Aug31

Hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal first exploded into dance halls with Gua in 2005. But Jal’s life story is torn by darker sides.

Swept up into the Sudanese rebel army at age seven, he was forced to fight in Ethiopia and Sudan, where he finally escaped with 400 fellow soldiers, 16 of whom survived, the rest succumbing to starvation, ambush and animal attacks.

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The grass is green here: Africa and the eco-uprising

The following article signs the start of a new partnership: the collaboration between Afronline.org and Africa The Good News.

Africa The Good News is a “website intended to offer a fresh perspective on Africa, to highlight stories of progress and positive developments in the continent,” as its website says.

It is published by South Africa: The Good News and sponsored by MTN.

We are sure that this agreement will improve our service to the audience, by making another African voice heard through the Web.

By Staff – Afronline

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Africa: private newspapers in distress

Aug29

The trend the world over is that newspapers, especially private newspapers in Africa, are being denied adverts and are folding up with speed.

Even in the most advanced countries smaller newspapers are collapsing at an alarming rate. As media giants totter, battered by the Internet and the economic crisis, saving the newspapers has become a hot topic.

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Glez – African baby boom

Aug29

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Athletics in Africa: the power of running

The latest celebrity is the young South African teenager Caster Semenya, who won the women’s world 800 meters title, a victory darkened by charges and doubts on her real gender that have been strongly condemned both by South African authorities and public opinion.

However, she is not the only star shining in the firmament of African athletics, which during the last World Championship in Berlin won 23 medals, more than the U.S.

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