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Uhuru means freedom – The long road from Cape Town to Nairobi

In the KiSwahili language ‘uhuru’ means freedom. In Kenya, a man named Uhuru was recently elected president of the republic. Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn into office on Apr.9, 2013. He brings with him serious baggage after being accused of crimes

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The Rainbow Nation – South Africa

After spending the entire month of February in South Africa, I think I should take a moment to reflect on my time in this fascinating country. I find South Africa quite a contradiction. How a nation can laud its achievements

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Cry, the beloved country

In 1948, before the South African government’s implementation of the unjust apartheid system (racist law separating blacks from whites) a writer named Alan Paton wrote these famous words: “Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor

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Rights Radio Report #6: Rape in the Western Cape

Five women have been killed in South Africa during the month of February, 2013. An increasing amount of violence against women in the Western Cape province has brought young men and women into the streets of Cape Town to call

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