Category Archives: Africa

Fleeing Boko Haram- Thousands Cling to a Road to Nowhere – The New York Times

“More than 130,000 people have amassed along this desert highway outside Diffa, Niger — National Route 1. They now call its barren, sandy shoulders home.All of them have been chased from their villages by Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group … Continue reading

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As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change- These Kids Die of It – Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“The immediate cause of the droughts was an extremely warm El Niño event, which came on top of a larger drying trend in the last few decades in parts of Africa. New research, just published in the bulletin of the … Continue reading

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Mandela in the Movies: 10 Films About Apartheid | TIME.com

“A few weeks ago, the first black President of the United States saw a movie about the first black President of South Africa. Aside from that White House screening for Barack Obama, only four theaters are currently showing Mandela: Long … Continue reading

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Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road on Fire’ – The New York Times

“AGADEZ, Niger — The world dismisses them as economic migrants. The law treats them as criminals who show up at a nation’s borders uninvited. Prayers alone protect them on the journey across the merciless Sahara.But peel back the layers of … Continue reading

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STRENGTH IN WHAT REMAINS – by Tracy Kidder – A First Pages Book Choice at Northeastern University

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
I have just finished listening to Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder, and read aloud by the author. What a magnificent story about the survival and rise of a young medical student…

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