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Google Earth Sheds Light on Dafur

Posted on December 16th, 2009 by admin
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After working with the UNCF to give excelling Black students tution assistance, and partnering with African nations to bring free communications tools to those in need, Google has definitely been bringing the power to the people. In the Big G’s latest move, it’s using Google Earth to shed light on the atrocities in Dafur.

In conjunction [...]

Herbal Cure for AIDS Tried in Gambia

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With the HIV virus running rampant through many African nations, the brothers from the motherland have decided to look beyond traditional medical treatments in favor of a more holistic approach; an approach that is said to be curing AIDS patients. From The Sac Observer:

A second country is turning to herbs and spices as a cure [...]

Cat-Sized African Rats Invade Florida

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As someone that commutes to work daily via New York City’s subway system, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing rats both of the human and rodent variety. It’s the latter that creeps me out the least as rats of that variety just scurry about on the tracks, looking for a quick meal or drink. Can’t hate [...]

Beyond Rape: Horrors in the Congo

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Remember Rapex, that anti-rape device that made the rounds a few months back to safeguard South African women from sexual predators? While I’m all for women protecting their holiest of holies, I was a bit hesitant the device would do more harm than good, as an enraged rapist may resort to murder once his [...]

Is the World Ready for the United States…of Africa?

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This week, several African state leaders gathered in Accra, Ghana to pow wow, butt heads, and chat it up about what could be the most vital happening to the continent since Europeans came a-marchin’ in and dividing the motherland up: the formation of The United States of Africa.

While the majority of African Union summit members [...]