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The Other Africa

Africa often makes headlines for its post-colonial civil wars, corrupt politicians, extreme poverty and malnourished populations. But increasingly across the continent, technological advancement, economic might and social changes are presenting another image of Africa.

Worldfocus travels to Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania to report on the 21st century version of Africa, where women are forging political revolutions, cell phones are leapfrogging over the digital divide and China is cultivating friendships with African nations.

"The Other Africa" is a collection of signature videos, interviews, online radio shows, reporter observations and analysis from the field and blogger perspectives.

The Other Africa

Women’s movement transforms post-war Liberia

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Women’s movement transforms post-war Liberia

For a 14-year period ending in 2003, Liberia struggled with a brutal civil war, a crippled economy and not much hope. That was until a women's movement started to take hold -- a movement that helped to drive a dictator from power and gave women the kind of opportunities they could never have dreamed of.

Posted: April 14, 2009 13:18   Comments: 5
Africa’s first elected female president lifts Liberia

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Africa’s first elected female president lifts Liberia

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is leading Liberia's efforts to rebuild after its 14-year civil war. Watch a video on her role in the country's road to recovery and an extended interview.

Posted: March 31, 2009 17:06   Comments: 9
Poor white South Africans blame reverse discrimination

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Poor white South Africans blame reverse discrimination

To some extent, the economic playing field has been leveled since the end of apartheid 15 years ago. But that has had another impact -- white poverty has doubled since 1994.

Posted: February 26, 2009 20:52   Comments: 57
So. African immigrants take refuge in camps outside cities

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So. African immigrants take refuge in camps outside cities

A South African aid worker discusses Cape Town's immigrant dwellings in in camps on the outskirts of communities. She discusses strategies for assimilation with the South Africans who reject them.

Posted: February 26, 2009 16:01   Comments: 1
Immigrants in South Africa deal with hostility, xenophobia

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Immigrants in South Africa deal with hostility, xenophobia

Last year, waves of attacks on immigrants swept through South Africa. Now those same immigrants are caught between violence in a country that wants them to leave, and the danger of returning to home countries that don't want them back.

Posted: February 25, 2009 13:32   Comments: 12
Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

Extended Interview

Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

Despite legal racial equality, social and economic structures continue to enforce a wide poverty gap in South Africa. Dr. Xolela Mangcu of the Platform for Public Deliberation discusses the country's economic and class divide.

Posted: February 25, 2009 12:26   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show on China’s role in Africa

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on China’s role in Africa

A lot of chatter has surrounded China's interests in Africa. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show examined the roots of the China-Africa relationship dating back 50 years. Tune in now.

Posted: February 17, 2009 20:42   Comments: 2
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
African nations create joint trade market

Blogwatch

African nations create joint trade market

Twenty-six African nations have created a single regional free trade market that could become a more powerful player on the world stage.

Posted: October 24, 2008 09:51   Comments: 0
Egypt’s journalists fight for free speech

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Egypt’s journalists fight for free speech

Egyptian writers, reporters and bloggers face restrictions when expressing their views.

Posted: October 23, 2008 23:27   Comments: 1
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