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    Recap: The China-Africa Debate [Video]

    China’s engagement with Africa has made the headlines in recent times as more African countries turn East for financial and technical assistance with business and development. There is increased commodity trade between the two, and last year, China surpassed the US as Africa’s largest trade partner with trade flows equaling an estimated US $200 billion. …

            Keeping It Real on the African Union (AU)’s Relevance

            Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the African Union – formerly the Organization for African Unity – and while much of the attention might have been on the Chinese-built AU headquarters in Addis Ababa where Africa’s leaders gathered for the AU Summit, there was certainly a lot of coffee shop talk in Cyberville as well. …

                      Africa

                      Video Inspiration: Girl Rising

                      Yesterday I attended a private screening of the film “Girl Rising“, hosted by Vital Voices. I cried. Here I was, choking back tears and yet, these girls showed such courage in sharing their stories.  The film is focused on the need for girls education and how it’s an investment that pays off multiple fold.  I …

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