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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

Egyptian women choose the veil

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Egyptian women choose the veil

Though some in the Western world view the veil as a symbol of oppression, for women in Egypt the hijab takes on different meanings.

Posted: October 22, 2008 15:27   Comments: 12
Tech advances rev up across Africa

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Tech advances rev up across Africa

Africa has the fastest-growing mobile market in the world. Africans are making technological advances and actively blogging.

Posted: October 15, 2008 11:13   Comments: 1
Middle class sprawls in Nairobi, Kenya

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Middle class sprawls in Nairobi, Kenya

The scene in downtown Nairobi reflects Kenya's growing middle class, with towering buildings and multinational businesses.

Posted: October 14, 2008 23:23   Comments: 11
China strengthens trading ties in Africa

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China strengthens trading ties in Africa

Within a couple of years, China is expected to surpass the U.S. as Africa's primary trading partner, with a projected trading relationship worth $100 billion a year.

Posted: October 13, 2008 23:29   Comments: 2
Chinese investment in Africa soars

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Chinese investment in Africa soars

The debate on China's expanding investments and interests in Africa falls somewhere between paranoia and praise.

Posted: October 13, 2008 08:27   Comments: 4
Rwanda’s parliament mandates quota for women

Blogwatch

Rwanda’s parliament mandates quota for women

Women make up 48 percent of Rwanda's parliament -- a result of both an electoral quota and of the death of many men in the country's 1994 genocide.

Posted: September 16, 2008 19:56   Comments: 0
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