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Is Zuckerberg trying to trick Africa into thinking Facebook is the entire Internet?

There is a single principle that guides everything Facebook and its 10,000 employees do. Ubiquity. The more places Facebook can be, the more money it can make. The more data it acquires, the more it can sell. Ubiquity means making Facebook available all over the world, across every tech device and increasingly, even to people without a data […]

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Permaculture ‘hippy movement’ is helping to alleviate poverty and hunger in Malawi

Malawi’s volatile climate presents serious challengers to its people. Eight months of drought have been followed by devastating floods, killing 176 people and displacing up to 200,000. Many blame the destruction on industry’s pursuit of charcoal and firewood and the large-scale destruction of indigenous forests to grow crops of maize. And Malawians are beginning to alter how they interact with their environment […]

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These 4 books have changed the way the world thinks about Africa

Literary traditions of African and African American writers are diverse and varied, often drawing upon more oral storytelling traditions than writers from other parts of the world, giving novels and biographies by African writers a rich, truthful and genuinely powerful edge. Although there are literally thousands of incredible books about Africa and by African writers, […]

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This Imgur user has told the story of Liberia’s civil war through street signs and posters

Imgur user 5FrogMargin has documented Liberia’s second civil war, using nothing but his camera and the street signs and posters still standing in the conflict’s aftermath. 5FrogMargin began taking photos of the devastated country while carrying out relief work when the civil war ended. The “crazy” signs and posters became a particular fascination and now give a remarkable […]

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