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Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: More Airlines Ground Boeing Planes After Ethiopia Crash
Replies: 0
Views: 495

More Airlines Ground Boeing Planes After Ethiopia Crash

The EU became the latest entity to order the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes following Sunday's crash of Ethiopian Airlines' flight 302. More than 30 airlines have grounded the same model following the yet to be explained crash. Investigators have already recovered the plane's black boxes for ...
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: Fidel Castro - The Story of the Cuban Dictator's Turbulent Leadership
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Fidel Castro - The Story of the Cuban Dictator's Turbulent Leadership

For nearly 50 years, Fidel Castro served as leader of Cuba. His leadership was defined by his stubborn resistance to US influence. Becoming leader after a successful guerilla war that overthrew Batista's government, the charismatic Castro became a larger than life figure. Afraid that he would export...
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: France And Italy Continue Their War Of Words Over Africa
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Views: 798

France And Italy Continue Their War Of Words Over Africa

Relations between Italy and France continued to sour following remarks made by Italy's deputy prime minister. Luigi di Maio accused France of intentionally impoverishing African countries and consequently fuelling the immigration to Europe that has led to thousands of deaths in the recent past. Fran...
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: Zimbabwe's worsening economic crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Zimbabwe's worsening economic crisis

Zimbabwe's security forces have arrested hundreds in an attempt at curbing protests that have been going on for three days now. Up to ten people were reported killed, with many others being tortured by police and soldiers. The protests started after the government more than doubled the price of fuel...
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: NYT Criticized For Its Coverage of Nairobi Terror Attack
Replies: 0
Views: 721

NYT Criticized For Its Coverage of Nairobi Terror Attack

The New York Times was forced to edit its reporting of the Nairobi terror attack that happened on 15th January, after coming under fierce criticism on social media. Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) took issue with the way the publication posted gory images of victims of the attack. They were accused of usin...
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Racist South African Teacher Suspended
Replies: 0
Views: 2566

Racist South African Teacher Suspended

Nearly 30 years after the end of apartheid in South Africa, racism still rears its ugly head. Last year there was a case of a white South African expressing his disgust at having to share the beach with Kaffirs, the derogatory term for black people in SA. This was just one of many such incidents. In...
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: Uncertainty After DRC Elections
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Uncertainty After DRC Elections

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi's announcement as the winner of DR Congo's contentious general elections has elicited mixed feelings. While his supporters have been celebrating, his rivals have cried foul. Martin Fayulu, the other opposition candidate, was widely expected to win after having a co...
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: A Good Man In Rwanda
Replies: 0
Views: 539

A Good Man In Rwanda

Nowadays it's very hard to read or hear a story about Rwanda without being reminded of its 1994 genocide. It was the darkest chapter in the country's, and Africa's recent history. Of course, mostly depressing stories come out of it. Close to 1 million people were killed over a span of 3 months. Ther...
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ali Bongo Survives Coup Attempt
Replies: 0
Views: 2093

Ali Bongo Survives Coup Attempt

Gabon's ailing president yesterday survived a coup attempt by junior soldiers that ended with two of the coup plotters being killed and three being arrested. Some analysts have been wondering whether it was a real coup attempt due to the amateurish way in which it was carried. The soldiers didn't se...
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Increasing Reports Of Racism In America
Replies: 0
Views: 962

Increasing Reports Of Racism In America

The latest incident to come out of America shows just how entrenched racism still is in "the land of the free". In this particular episode a black man, Jermaine Massey, was asked by hotel security to leave for "loitering". The white hotel employee, known as Earl, insisted that Massey must leave the ...
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nigerian Soldiers Face An Ever Growing Boko Haram Threat
Replies: 0
Views: 925

Nigerian Soldiers Face An Ever Growing Boko Haram Threat

Videos have been circulating on social media allegedly showing Nigerian soldiers absconding duty. The soldiers are heard complaining about being ignored by the government and generals. They claim they don't have enough weapons to fight Boko Haram militants, who in some instances are better armed tha...
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Gambia's Sona Jobarteh
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Gambia's Sona Jobarteh

Sona Jobarteh is a Gambian musician best known for playing the Kora, a 21 string harp-like musical instrument popular in West Africa. In Gambia, playing the Kora is a respected profession that goes back centuries. The instrument is specifically played by musical families (also known as griot familie...
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year!!
Replies: 0
Views: 807

Happy New Year!!

From all of us at afrobaraza.com, we wish you a prosperous 2019. The forum has been slow over the past two weeks, but that has been largely due to Christmas and New Year festivities. From tomorrow it's back to business. 2018 ended on a high because we managed to have over 2000 registered members. Th...
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: Faces of Africa - Fela Kuti: The Father of Afrobeat
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Faces of Africa - Fela Kuti: The Father of Afrobeat

Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti gained worldwide prominence not only for his mastery of music but also for being a political activist. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be a musician. After trying jazz for some years, he increasingly bent towards Afrobeat because he wanted to mak...
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Petition To Stop Walt Disney Gains Momentum
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Petition To Stop Walt Disney Gains Momentum

An online petition started by Zimbabwean activist Shelton Mpala has already received 134,000 signs on change.org. It was started to protest Disney's recent trademarking of the Swahili phrase "Hakuna Matata", that has become associated with the Lion King franchise. The phrase is specifically uttered ...
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: Sudan Protests Turn Violent
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Sudan Protests Turn Violent

Protesters in Sudan have torched the ruling party's HQs in the town of Atbara, 300kms north of the capital Khartoum. This act of arson was part of a series of protests that have engulfed various towns in the country due to a sharp increase in the cost of fuel and bread. Bread is a staple food in Sud...
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Egypt Discovers 4400 Year Old Tomb
Replies: 0
Views: 783

Egypt Discovers 4400 Year Old Tomb

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has announced an exciting discovery, a tomb that has remained largely intact for 4,400 years. The tomb, belonging to a high priest identified as Wahtye is adorned with carvings and hieroglyphics, with the color still visible on some objects. This is a major boo...
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Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: Fire Destroys Electoral Materials In DR Congo
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Fire Destroys Electoral Materials In DR Congo

A fire reportedly broke out at a depot holding electronic voting machines in Kinshasa, DRC and destroyed up to 2 thirds of the machines needed for the capital. This incident comes just 10 days to the country's presidential elections. This clearly further clearly complicates the process that has alre...
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Diaspora
Topic: Lewis Hamilton's Incredible Story
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Lewis Hamilton's Incredible Story

With his fifth World Championship win this year, British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has become only the third person in the history of the sport to achieve the feat, after Argentine Manuel Fangio and German Michael Schumacher. With his current form and top-notch support from his Mercedes AMG Pe...
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kenya Launches New Currency
Replies: 0
Views: 985

Kenya Launches New Currency

Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta two days ago presided over the unveiling of the country's new currency. The event marked the introduction of new coins, with notes to follow soon. According to Kenya's new constitution, which was promulgated in 2010, the country's currency will no longer feature port...