Archive February 2010

SA: Children that slip across borders

PRETORIA – Zimbabwe’s still-limping economy can provide few essential services, so children living along the border cross into South Africa to attend school during the day or even to see a doctor, often at great risk to their personal safety.

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DRC: the success of Burundese music in Bukavu

In Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the young are mad about Burundese music, which is receiving a remarkable amount of success in discos and music shops. This incredible success is rooted in the common language of the Burundese and Congolese people and in the human relationships between the two countries.

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Unicer: Brewing corruption in Angola

Foreign investors looking for a way into Angolan markets need to follow two fundamental rules, writes Rafael Marques de Morais – partner with powerful figures from the regime, and ignore the relevant legislation. Marques de Morais looks at the route taken by leading Portuguese beverage manufacturer, Unicer.

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Uganda: Gas flaring emergency near Lake Albert

Oil Extraction in a country well know as “the pearl of Africa”- as Uganda is called – for her environmental gifts raises serious economic and environmental concerns about how oil should be extracted at Lake Albert.

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Kenya: Final version of draft law presented

Nairobi — Kenya inched closer to a referendum on a new constitution when the Committee of Experts presented the final version to the Parliamentary Select Committee. The experts reversed some of the decisions arrived at by the MPs team that reviewed the draft law in Naivasha last month.

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Women Are Heroes


Women are Heroes, which will be in theatres in 2010, is the first movie shot by JR – an alternative photographer who uses all the walls of the world to spread his work.

In 2008 he left Paris looking for stories linked to women. The film shows the adventures of the project Women Are Heroes, released after three years of travelling around Africa. From the artistic project made with the citizens of a little village in Liberia to the creation of a collage into a slum, to the creative laboratory made in a slum in Kenya, Women Are Heroes is a tribute to women.


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Direttore Responsabile Giuseppe Frangi