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Chronicling daily life in Zimbabwe under Mugabe

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Chronicling daily life in Zimbabwe under Mugabe

PBS Wide Angle's web-exclusive documentary series Focal Point goes undercover with journalist and native Zimbabwean Robyn Kriel to examine life and crises in Zimbabwe.

Posted: February 11, 2009 15:15   Comments: 1
Europe looks to harness Saharan heat for solar energy

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Europe looks to harness Saharan heat for solar energy

A small section of the Sahara desert could provide as much electricity as all of the world's power plants combined. A Worldfocus contributing citizen journalist writes about Europe's desire to harness the desert's heat for solar energy and what the plans would mean for Africa.

Posted: February 6, 2009 08:21   Comments: 9
Obama inherits a stronger U.S.-Africa legacy from Bush

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Obama inherits a stronger U.S.-Africa legacy from Bush

Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development discusses whether President Barack Obama will make major changes to U.S. policy toward Africa and what approach the new president should take.

Posted: February 5, 2009 20:14   Comments: 1
Top priorities for President Obama’s Africa team

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Top priorities for President Obama’s Africa team

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that past U.S. policy towards African countries has included omission, commission or militarization, and gives advice to President Barack Obama's new Africa team.

Posted: February 5, 2009 09:45   Comments: 1
China and West Africa beckon talented minds home

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China and West Africa beckon talented minds home

How is reverse brain drain changing the global landscape? Listen to extended interviews with Hanson Li of a China-based investment bank that recruits in the U.S. and Yeniva Sisay, who grew up in the U.S. but returned to her parents' home of Sierra Leone.

Posted: February 3, 2009 16:23   Comments: 2
Moderate Islamist leader elected president of Somalia

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Moderate Islamist leader elected president of Somalia

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses Somalia's new leader, a moderate Islamist who was driven out of power by Ethiopian forces only a few years ago.

Posted: February 3, 2009 07:30   Comments: 1
Zimbabwe’s opposition party agrees to unity government

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Zimbabwe’s opposition party agrees to unity government

Zimbabwe's main opposition party said it will accept a power-sharing plan and join a unity government with President Robert Mugabe. The move underscores a growing sense in the region that Zimbabwe needed a political solution so it could address its growing humanitarian crisis.

Posted: January 30, 2009 17:27   Comments: 1
Political riots and deaths follow cyclone in Madagascar

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Political riots and deaths follow cyclone in Madagascar

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about anti-government violence in Madagascar, which has killed nearly 40 people, and argues that the country's political upheaval deserves more extensive coverage.

Posted: January 29, 2009 11:25   Comments: 0
Rebels return to Uganda to beg forgiveness

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Rebels return to Uganda to beg forgiveness

Uganda's anti-government rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, became notorious for kidnapping children and forcing them to take up their cause. Now, years later, some of those former rebels have returned home to their villages in Uganda, searching for redemption.

Posted: January 27, 2009 17:12   Comments: 0
First trial brings Congolese warlord to The Hague

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First trial brings Congolese warlord to The Hague

Several years after the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute serious war crimes, it is now holding its first trial. Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga is accused of recruiting child soldiers.

Posted: January 27, 2009 13:42   Comments: 0
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