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CBC briefing on the DRC crisis ignites tension

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Forum gets heated in talking about deteriorating conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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China-Africa economic relations continue to grow in billion dollar city development

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Chinese investment group plans to build a $7 billion city for tourists in Zimbabwe

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Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dead at 81

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and former wife of South Africa’s first Black president Nelson Mandela, died Monday following a lengthy illness, according to a family statement. She was 81.

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National Geographic comes to terms with its racist coverage

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Racism, as part of American culture in any institution is far from an anomaly, but what happens when the standard bearer of international journalism comes to terms with its own contribution to the oppressive construct?

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Black Panther movie inspires conversation around African architecture | Podcast

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Ark Republic’s first podcast interviews Nmadili Okwumabua, an urban planner and founder of research company, Sub Sahara. As a professor and researcher who travels between Atlanta and Abuja, Okwumabua advocates to expand and develop modern African architecture.

Upon the recommendation of an admirer of her work, Okwumabua converged her exhibition of African architecture with the Black Panther Marvel film into a poster series.
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CARICOM ramps up call for reparations after British Gov reveals recent tax dollars paid off slave owners restitution loan

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At a press conference held by the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM’s) Reparations Committee last week, the group’s chair, Sir Hilary Beckles, announced that an 1824 loan taken out by the British Government for restitution to British slave owners for its financial losses from the end of slavery, was just completed in 2015.

The revelation was in response to a tweet by the Government’s Treasury that said, “Millions of you helped end the slave trade through your taxes.” Beckles said that Britains have been paying off the loan for money that went to slave owners and their descendants since the nineteenth century.

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Oxfam loses support for staffers forcing sex work in Haiti, Chad

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UK-based charity, Oxfam reels in scandal after staff in two impoverished, black countries were accused of sexual misconduct.

Volunteers and employees paid sex workers and forced Haitians to trade sex for aid during the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Four employees were fired, while three resigned.

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Harvesting justice, reaping the rewards of a black panther: a lost story of black farmers in Civil Rights

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A proposal by the current U.S. Administration to offer predetermined, food stamp recipients boxed food, incites the long-standing conversation around food and justice.

A part of this history is how black farmers played a critical role in feeding communities and working towards Civil Rights and black power.

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Senegalese groups called for administration to disinvite global pop star

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30 religious organizations called authorities to block Bajan singer, Robyn Rihanna Fenty from entering the country last week.

They allege that the singer, commonly known as Rihanna, promotes homosexuality  and is a member of a security society group that controls the world called, the Illuminati.

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Sisters honor Cuban heritage with first cigar company owned by black women

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In Yoruba, Yvette and Yvonne Rodriguez are called, ibeji, a name for twins.

Ibeji are considered to come to this world in a divine birth in the traditions of the West African people.

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