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Breaking the cycle of poverty takes only peanuts

Emma Sesay used to take out a loan at a high interest rate to send her children to school. Emma is the mother of six children. 783 more words


The Sahara Circle of Life: Imarhan and Tinariwen's "Elwan"

Sixteen years ago, a group called Tinariwen (the word for “deserts” in the Tamashek language) burst onto the world music scene with a performance at Mali’s Festival au Désert… 1,065 more words

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Liberia #CB4 (1954)

The Republic of Liberia is a is a country on the West African coast which was founded, established, colonized, and controlled by citizens of the United States and ex-Caribbean slaves as a colony for former African American slaves and their free black descendants. 3,696 more words

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Two Ebola-Infected Americans Coming To The U.S. For Treatment

UPDATED: Dr. Kent Brantly has arrived in Atlanta’s Emory Universtiy Hospital. Nancy Writebol is expected there next week. The State Department is coordinating the patients’ evacuation from Liberia, where they contracted the disease. 11 more words


For Refugees Displaced by Boko Haram, a Disappearing Lake Has Disastrous Consequences

In Africa, natural resources are an essential part of survival. Whether it’s mining, fishing or agriculture, daily life often centers around the earth. This could not be truer for those who live in the Chad river basin, which lies in the heart of west Africa. 438 more words

Music Download: Gabriel Joseph - Igwe Igwe

Here Is the official debut single by Gabriel Joseph titled: “Igwe Igwe”. Gabriel Joseph is a Nigerian talented Gospel Artist, songwriter and composer.

He received the inspiration to write and sing this powerful IGWE IGWE a medley in Igbo, English, Yoruba, Calabar and his own tribe Igala. 48 more words