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Take the word AFRICA… without thinking, what images immediately come to mind? War? AIDS? Genocide? Or maybe the vision of a small child with a swollen belly, surrounded by flies? … Too many non-profits ask for your pity by depicting poor, helpless Africans. But like any stereotype, this portrayal has more exceptions than truth.
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  • posted by Blasdelb on Apr 29, 2012 - 70 comments

    Ntaganda: "We didn't kill you this morning."

    The Warlord and the Basketball Star When an athlete-turned-humanitarian and an energy executive tried to buy gold in Kenya, they found themselves mired in Congo's dangerous world of conflict minerals -- and totally outmatched. [more inside]
    posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 1, 2012 - 3 comments

    The Vice Guide to Liberia

    The Vice Guide to Liberia (trailer & parts 1-4 of 8). [more inside]
    posted by gman on Jan 23, 2010 - 56 comments

    "I started the movement with the firm resolve that I will never be caught alive by the enemy. That has spread down the ranks."

    Velupillai Prabhakaran, the elusive and ruthless leader (timeline, short bio) of the violent separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has been reportedly killed in battle by the Sri Lankan Army (self-loading video) [more inside]
    posted by shoebox on May 19, 2009 - 57 comments

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