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Am I Charlie?

I am Charlie because 12 people were executed in cold blood.

I am not Charlie because I am troubled by the crowd of mostly white middle class liberals who took to the streets in Paris to protest the killings, many of whom apparently feel their culture and values are superior to others.

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Journalism in Somalia: booming but beset by dangers

Mogadishu — Somalia is home to a thriving journalism scene. Yet as Mohamed Abdi Warsame’s story shows, it is also the most dangerous country in Africa for media workers. “Some say my brother was killed over a woman,” he says. “That’s not true. He was killed for the sake of the truth.” 

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Dagoretti’s breath of fresh air

Dagoretti, Kenya – A new dawn brings a breath of fresh air and ushers in waves of social change. Dagoretti’s first community radio station, Mtaani radio, is imparting communities at the grassroot level. Mtaani is a swahili word for Community.

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Ethiopian Dream

Blogger Beza Tesfaye writes about aspirations for human rights, democracy, and the ongoing desire for greater freedom in Ethiopia.

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What Mugabe promised thirty years ago

Text of the speech by Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister designate of Zimbabwe, 1980.

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