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Archive October 2011

The United States and the Lord’s Resistance Army

With the US announcing that 100 troops will be sent to help combat the Lord’s Resistance Army, Gary K. Busch unpacks the history of US intervention in Africa – and points to recent oil discoveries in East Africa as the real reason for the military intervention.

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‘My Africa is in the dark’

Oct28

Malian rapper Mokobe ripped into French perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain’s comments about “hard working blacks” in his recent video, “Ca passe tout seul.” Now Burkinabé MC Art Melody takes on Nicolas Sarkozy and other “chefs d’états.”  That’s a sample of Sarkozy’s infamous Dakar speech at the beginning of the song about how Africans have “not fully entered into history.”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K07TzARpqxU[/youtube]

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African art: Peju Alatise’s evocative works

Peju Alatise is a Nigerian mixed media artist and writer. Her talent extends to jewelry design, installation, architecture, furniture design and painting. Her work expresses her passion for the modern life of African women and their traditions. Well known in the art community in Nigeria, Peju’s work is certainly inspiring and evocative.

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West Africa: solar panels light up remote villages

Frequent power cuts have led people in rural areas of Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal to turn to solar energy for electricity.

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First concrete steps of the European Union on CSR

The European commission unveiled on Tuesday (25 October) its new communication on corporate social responsibility (CSR). It sets out how European enterprises can benefit from CSR as well as contributing to society, even in Africa, as a whole by taking greater steps to meet their social responsibility.

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Northen Kenya: cultivating aloe to cope with desertification

Oct27

In Italy over 700 delegates from around 90 countries have attended the first International Participants Meeting, the event with which Milan’s global exhibition Expo 2015 is announcing itself to the world from October 25-27. Afronline has presented some videos from Africa in collaboration with A24Media on the theme “Feeding the planet – energy for life”.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUKEVWRI-p0[/youtube]

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