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Archive December 2013

Afronline goes on holidays

Dec20

Afronline.org will take a break from Saturday, December 21, till Tuesday, January 7. We’d like to thank our followers, African media partners and sources that allowed us to update this website with “reasoned passion” during these last 12 months. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year, waving you goodbye with Mandela’s videos.

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How can we move on from this dark story about “the Congo”?

Dec20

Imagine that a TV director asks you to produce a documentary of European history in 59 minutes. “Impossible,” would probably be your reaction — well, Dan Snow took on this impossible task to show us in about an hour the “history of Congo,” a country as large as Europe. Back in October, BBC4 aired Dan Snow’s 1-hour length History of Congo. The documentary reveals once again how difficult it is to bring a visual narrative about an African region without constantly turning the gaze to Europe.

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The secret history of how Cuba helped end apartheid in South Africa

Dec20

After a historic handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro, relations between the United States and the island nation have been put in the spotlight. Castro was one of five world leaders invited to speak at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, highlighting Cuba’s importance to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.

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At an Impasse: The Conflict in Blue Nile

In early September 2011, long-standing tensions between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N)— consisting of northern troops of the movement that fought for South Sudan’s separation—pulled Blue Nile back into war. The military escalation marked the conclusive failure of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) for the ‘two areas’—South Kordofan and Blue Nile—and the emergence of yet anotherinsurgency in the border area with the recently created state of South Sudan.

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Drug-Shunning Patients Could Derail Zimbabwe’s AIDS Plan

Bulawayo – Each month, scores of people living with HIV gather at Mpilo’s Opportunistic Infections Clinic in Bulawayo for free antiretroviral medication that has improved their lives.

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January 2014 Day-By-Day

13th – 15th January 2014

Cracking the Nut Africa: Improving Rural Livelihoods and Food Security

Kigali, Rwanda

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