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“Africa Must Produce or Perish”

Published on 13 May 2008 at 9:30 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under Africa,economy,international relations.

Africa Day is coming up on May 25th, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the creation of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) now known as the AU, or the African Union. Africa Must Produce or Perish is excerpted from a speech delivered by Philip Emeagwali to the African community in Valencia, Spain on May 11, […]

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Uganda: U.S. Army Set to Recruit Citizens

Published on 11 Apr 2008 at 3:12 pm. 6 Comments.
Filed under Africa,diaspora,international relations,news/politics,violence.

Not much to say about this–not much but ‘damn.’ ***UPDATE*** Army attendance at Uganda conference stirs recruiting rumor The United States Army is not looking for a few good Ugandans. An Army recruiting spokesman said Wednesday he was working to squelch a potential influx of interested applicants after an African news agency incorrectly reported the […]

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Absolut Chaos: Mexican vodka ad enrages anti-immigrationists

Published on 9 Apr 2008 at 2:28 pm. 7 Comments.
Filed under history,international relations.

Many of you may be aware of the Absolut Vodka advertisement campaign theme, “Absolut World.” These advertisements use the slogan “in an Absolut World” to describe one’s ideal circumstance. One “Absolut World” ad shows a pregnant couple that consists of a slim, smiling mother and a strait-faced father with a bulging belly. Another personal favorite […]

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Coke Catastrophe Averted in Liberia

Published on 2 Feb 2008 at 9:10 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Africa,collective action,health,international relations.

2.5 metric tons of cocaine was seized yesterday by a French military vessel, off the coast of West Africa. The “Blue Atlantic” was carrying 92 barrels of cocaine, leaving officials dumbfounded as to how to dispose of the massive cargo. Officials arrested 9 Ghanaian traffickers in what was the biggest drug bust in Liberian history. […]

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